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Meghan Bohren

Senior Lecturer In Gender And Health
Gender and health
Health inequalities
Maternal health
Women's health
Reproductive health
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
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Meghan Bohren

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Reproductive health
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Meghan Bohren


Meghan Bohren is a Senior Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Health in the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She currently leads research projects working to improve women’s experiences with pregnancy and childbirth care in low- and middle-income countries.

This includes primary mixed-methods research on the mistreatment of women during childbirth and respectful maternity care in Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea and Myanmar, and implementation research promoting labor companionship and reducing unnecessary caesarean section in Thailand and Myanmar. Meghan is also an Associate Editor with Cochrane’s Effective Practice and Organization of Care (EPOC) review group, where she focuses on systematic reviews impacting populations and systems in low- and middle-income countries, and methodological research related to qualitative evidence syntheses. She is also a co-coordinator of the CERQual (Confidence in the Evidence from Reviews of Qualitative Research) coordinating group. Meghan teaches post-graduate courses on Gender and Health, and Health Inequalities.Prior to coming to University of Melbourne, Meghan worked as a researcher at the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research (Switzerland), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA), University of Medical Sciences and Technology (Sudan), and Population Services International (USA). She has led and collaborated on research projects in Sudan, Ghana, Guinea, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, India, Myanmar, Thailand and USA.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Bernard & Jane Guyer Scholarship in Maternal & Child Health


Caroline Cochran Scholarship in Population and Reproductive Health


Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health PhD departmental scholarship


Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health


Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health MSPH departmental scholarship


American Institute for Foreign Study International Scholarship





Senior Lecturer In Gender And Health

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health


Doctor of Philosophy

Johns Hopkins University

Masters of Science in Public Health

Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Arts

College of William & Mary