Megan Ebor

Megan Ebor

Assistant Project Scientist

Dr.Ebor is an Assistant Project Scientist at the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Her research and scholarship examines health outcomes for older racial and ethnic minority women and communities. As a Social and Behavior Change Communication(SBCC) practitioner she utilizes strategies to change behaviors on a micro and macro level to promote positive health behaviors by influencing knowledge, attitudes, and social norms via multi-media platforms.

Dr. Ebor’s award-winning documentary, entitled, 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. Ebor was recently awarded a diversity supplement grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This research involves the development of an educational film entitled, TRY (Translating Research for You) as a sub-study under the “Enhancing patient and organizational readiness for cardiovascular risk reduction among ethnic minority patients living with HIV” trial (also known as Healing our Hearts, Minds, and Bodies, or HHMB) which focuses on Black/African-American (“Black”) and Latinx patients; trauma histories and barriers to cardiovascular (CVD) care.