Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PT)
Megan Gerber, MD, MPH is a general internist with a career-long focus on the medical care of trauma exposed women. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University and Medical Director of Women’s Health at VA Boston. She holds an adjunct appointment as Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her work focuses on optimizing medical outcomes for women who have experienced trauma as well as adapting systems of care to be trauma-informed and sensitive to the needs of survivors. She has authored multiple peer reviewed publications on intimate partner violence and is the editor of the recently released Springer book, “Trauma-informed Healthcare Approaches: A Guide for Primary Care."
In this presentation, Dr. Gerber, a practicing general internist will review the long term health impact adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas have on patients in adult primary care. She will discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic, and other recent collective adversities, may be worsening outcomes for trauma-exposed persons. Trauma-informed care will be discussed and a practical approach to applying its principles in Telehealth encounters will be shared.
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