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- PhD University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Social Welfare, 2019
- MSW University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Social Welfare, California Concentration: Macro Practice/Gerontology (GSWEC), 2012
- BA University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Social Welfare, Los Angeles, California, 2004
Megan T. Ebor, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor at SDSU in the School of Social Work, with a focus on mental health practice. She received her BA in Sociology, MSW and PhD in Social Welfare at UCLA. Her research and scholarship examines health outcomes for older racial and ethnic minority women and communities of color. This research is guided by her interest in ways to improve sexual-health outcomes for African American women and older adults. Specifically, she develops behavioral health interventions as a Social and Behavioral Change Communications (SBCC) practitioner harnessing multi-media platforms for health promotion and disease prevention. By merging science and the arts Dr. Ebor aims to make research translational to under-resourced communities. Her debut documentary, Even Me, is an award-winning film that addresses the rise of HIV among older adults of color. Even Me, focuses on the ways in which the intersections of age, race, and gender impact the sexual health of older African American women living with HIV. This research is grounded in her practice experience and interdisciplinary training in social welfare and gerontology. Dr. Ebor’s current research involves the development of a culturally congruent film entitled; TRY (an acronym for Translating Research for You). This film is also a multi-award-winning film focused on African American and Latinx people living with HIV with histories of trauma. This film serves as Dr. Ebor’s debut feature length narrative film developed to enhance the uptake of health affirming modalities and concepts.
Health/Mental Health Equity, Health Disparities, Social Impact Entertainment, Social and Behavioral Change Communications (SBCC), Intervention Research, Social Justice Pedagogy and Research Methods, Gerontology, Sexual Health, Community-Based Research Methods, Trauma-Informed Intervention Strategies.
Health/Mental Health Disparities, Community Capacity Building/Macro Practice, Civic Engagement, Research Methods, Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities, Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work, Civic Engagement, Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.