Internal Medicine Division Chief Receives National Recognition for Work on Trauma-Informed Care

Megan Gerber, MD, MPH, division chief, general internal medicine, has received national recognition for her work in advancing education and research on the health effects of violence and abuse on patients.

The Academy on Violence & Abuse honored Dr. Gerber Thurs. Oct. 27 with the Vincent J. Felitti Distinguished Scholar Award, named after a renowned physician and researcher considered a leading expert in the study of childhood trauma and its impact on health across a patient’s lifespan.

The award recognizes leadership in addressing intimate partner violence and the importance of trauma-informed care.

“I am appreciative and humbled to receive this award named for a physician I deeply admire,” Dr. Gerber said. “I am also proud to receive this award as an example of the work that internal medicine physicians can do to support patients and elevate care.”

Dr. Gerber, who also serves as the vice chair of the Department of Medicine for Faculty Development, is an internal medicine physician with a special interest in women’s health and trauma-informed care. She has taught nationally on the matters of women’s health and trauma-informed care and has authored, co-authored, and edited more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and textbooks on the topics.