Megan Reed, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

Megan Reed


901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Email Megan Reed

215-923-7583 fax

Megan Reed, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

Research & Practice Interests

Harm Reduction
Program Evaluation
Community Based Participatory Research
Polydrug Use
Overdose Prevention


PhD, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
MPH, CUNY School of Public Health


Additional Publications

Solomon E, Salcedo VJ, Reed MK, Brecher A, Armstrong EM, Rising KL. "Im going to be good to me.": Exploring the role of shame and guilt in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Spectr. 2022; ds210062. 


Foundations of Public Health
Substance Use as a Public Health Issue


Dr. Reed is a harm reduction researcher interested in designing and evaluating structural interventions in partnership with people who use drugs. Her areas of research are overdose prevention, structural barriers to engaging in risk reduction strategies, community-based participatory research, and drug-checking. Her work with incarcerated people living with HIV has been funded by the NIH. Previously, she worked as a housing organizer in New York City, researched violence against LGBTQI communities, and helped develop harm reduction initiatives for peer-delivered syringe exchange and syringe disposal kiosks. She received her PhD from Drexel University in Community Health and Prevention. In addition to her role at JCPH, she is a Research Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.