Megan Douglas

Megan Douglas, JD 

Assistant Professor

Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Location: 720 Westview Dr, NCPC 308
Phone: (404) 756-5275


Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Health Policy Leadership

Georgia State University
Degree: Juris Doctor

Virginia Tech
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Biology, minor Psychology

Research Interests

  • Legal and other policy interventions to improve population health and advance health equity
  • Methodologies to analyze policies, including legal epidemiology, gap analyses, environmental scan, focus groups, surveys and key informant interviews


  • McGregor B, Li C, Baltrus P, Douglas M, Hopkins J, Wrenn G, Holden K, Respress E, Gaglioti A. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Treatment and Treatment Type for Depression in a National Sample of Medicaid Recipients. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Jul 1;71(7):663-669. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2020 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 32237981.
  • Douglas MD, Josiah Willock R, Respress E, Rollins L, Tabor D, Heiman HJ, Hopkins J, Dawes DE, Holden KB. Applying a Health Equity Lens to Evaluate and Inform Policy. Ethn Dis. 2019;29(Suppl 2):329-342. doi: 10.18865/ed.29.S2.329. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31308601; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6604770.
  • Douglas MD, Benevides TW, Carretta H. Analyzing State Autism Private Insurance Mandates for Allied Health Services: A Pilot Study. OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2017 Oct;37(4):218-226. doi: 10.1177/1539449217730355. Epub 2017 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 28874097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5772933.
  • Douglas MD, Xu J, Heggs A, Wrenn G, Mack DH, Rust G. Assessing Telemedicine Utilization by Using Medicaid Claims Data. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Feb 1;68(2):173-178. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2016 Oct 3. PubMed PMID: 27691381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5444290.
  • Douglas MD, Dawes DE, Holden KB, Mack D. Missed policy opportunities to advance health equity by recording demographic data in electronic health records. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jul;105 Suppl 3:S380-8. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302384. Epub 2015 Apr 23. PubMed PMID: 25905840; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4455508.

Honors and Awards

  • Health Equity Champion, Emerging Leader Award – Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities Research, 2017
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program, 2016-18