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photo Megan E Hamm, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director of Qualitative, Evaluation, and Stakeholder Engagement Research Services (Qual EASE)

Email: hammme2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-0280

Contact
Office: 306 Parkvale Building
200 Meyran Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-0280
Fax:
E-mail: hammme2@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
BA, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Research Interest
As a Qualitative Methodologist, I specialize in the collection and analysis of interview, focus group, and observational data. My background in Anthropology is in gender and sexuality, with a focus on sex worker activism in South Asia; as such, I have expertise in collecting data on sensitive and emotionally difficult subjects, which translates well into qualitative data collection in the medical context, particularly with patients suffering social stigma and emotional trauma from their illnesses. As Director of Qualitative, Evaluation, and Stakeholder Engagement Services, I have participated in more than 40 research projects about an array of different topics that frequently fall under one of the following general topics: evaluation of medical educational programming, the formative evaluation of behavioral and programmatic interventions, provider communication, the adoption of new health technologies, sexuality and reproductive health, pain management, substance use in pregnancy, and stakeholder engagement.
Educational Interest
I currently co-teach Qualitative Research Methods in the Institute for Clinical Research Education, and am planning additional educational resources in Qualitative Methodology within that program. I also work individually with Residents and Fellows conducting qualitative research for the first time to ensure quality in their data collection and to mentor them through qualitative analysis.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Rief, J.J., Hamm, M.E., Zickmund, S.L., Nikolajski, C., Lesky, D., Hess, R., Fischer, G.S., Weimer, M., Clark, S., Zieth, C., Roberts, M.S. Using Health Information Technology to Foster Engagement: Patients' Experiences with an Active Patient Health Record. Health Communication. 2017; 32(3): 310-319.
Morrison, P., Macia, L., Hamm, M., McCarthy, R., Rak, K. Bridging the Gap between anthropology and health services research. Practicing Anthropology. 2016; 38(2): 18-21.
Hamm, M., Williams, K., Nikolajski, C., Celedonia, K., Frank, E., Swartz, H., Zickmund, S., Stein, B.D. Planning to Implement an Evidence-based Psychotherapy: Perspectives of Community Mental Health Clinicians and Administrators. Psychiatric Services. 2015; 66(10): 1109-1112.
Krall, J., Gabbay, R., Zickmund, S., Hamm, M.E., Williams, K.R., Siminerio, L. Current perspectives on psychological insulin resistance: primary care provider and patient views. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. 2015; 17(4): 268-74.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Glucose to Goal: A Model to Support Diabetes Management in Primary Care
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: R34 DK106684
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2018
Title: Investigating Racial Differences in Low-Income Men's Fertility Intentions and Behavior
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Number: R21 HD076327
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016