Meghan Hewlett, MD MS MPH

Dr. Meghan Hewlett completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, where she majored in Neuroscience. After a few years of working in clinical research in both Ann Arbor and Boston, she then went on to obtain a Master of Science at Boston University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, researching the association of environmental exposures on the incidence of infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome. She subsequently pursued her medical education at Boston University School of Medicine and was involved in outreach initiatives for individuals experiencing homelessness in underserved communities in Boston. In residency, her research focus has been understanding the interplay of frequent physical health, mental health, and social services use to improve care for vulnerable patients with complex medical and social needs. With a dedication to mentorship and improving physician workforce diversity, she also led resident recruitment efforts that prioritize multiple facets of diversity as well as an outreach program that provides early exposure to emergency medicine for high school students living in underserved communities in San Francisco. As a National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) Fellow at UCSF, her research interests will focus on structural inequities among vulnerable patient populations and the impact of incarceration, homelessness, and permanent supportive housing on health services use. She is also interested in studying health care workforce diversity and how it affects the clinical care of underserved patients as well as how to make health tech and health care innovation more equitable. Outside of her clinical and research work, she enjoys photography, practicing yoga and meditation, hiking, camping, and traveling. 

Research Interests: Investigating the interplay of physical health, mental health, and social services needs to improve care for vulnerable patient populations.