Obstetrics and Gynecology

Megan L. Evans, MD, MPH Research

Dr. Megan Evans is an OBGYN in Boston at Tufts Medical Center.The research of Megan L. Evans, MD, MPH focuses on contraception access, community health, health care policy, physician advocacy, and resident education in long active reversible contraception (LARC).  She is currently the PI of a nationwide project on state’s interpretation of the sterilization procedures in the Medicaid population. 

LARC Experience in Residency

In 2016, Dr. Evans and her colleagues had five questions included in the annual survey administered during the annual OBGYN residency in-service training exam. These questions focused on residents’ experience with LARC, including insertion rates, perceived barriers to training, and personal experience with all contraception. Current publications focus on program characteristics on LARC training and residents’ personal contraception use. Current research efforts from this database include examining how state policy impacts residents’ experience with LARC and if residents’ personal experience with LARC impact their insertion rates.

Selected publications:

Evans ML, Espey E, Ogburn T, Zite NB. Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception by Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents and Improving Access for All Women. Obstet Gynecol, 2018 Mar; 131(3); 538-541.

Maples JM, Espey E, Evans ML, Breeze JL, Ogburn T, Zite NB. OBGYN Resident LARC training: The role of resident and program characteristics. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2020 April, S923.e1-S923.e8. 

Health Care Policy and Physician Advocacy 

Dr. Evans has a particular interest in how health policy impacts how clinicians practice medicine and how our patients access care.  Through her research, she works to highlight critical women’s health issues, the policies that may help or harm women’s health, and the importance of physician advocacy.  

Selected publications:

Evans ML, McGregor AJ. Improving the health of women across the life span: recognizing biological barriers and beyond. Clin Ther, 2020 March, [Epub ahead of print]

Bortoletto P, Dethier D, Evans ML, Tracy EE.  Parental Consent: an unnecessary barrier to adolescent obstetrical care. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2018 Nov; 219 (5); 451.e1-451.e5.
Aksel S, Evans ML, Gellhaus T. Training Physicians in Advocacy: Why it Matters. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Dec; 130(6): 1334-37.

Evans ML, Breeze JL, Paulus, JK, Meadows A. Revolving loan fund: a novel approach to increasing access to long-acting reversible contraception methods in community health centers. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Nov/Dec; 23(6): 684-89.

Dr. Evans is a regular contributor to an online advocacy column on OBG Management. Please find the articles here.