Back to People Listing

Megan Huchko

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Global Health
School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Trent 204
(919) 613-5062

Visit Website Download CV

Megan Huchko


Megan Huchko, MD, MPH, has a dual appointment as an associate professor in the department of obstetrics & gynecology and the Duke Global Health Institute. Huchko, who earned her bachelor's degree at Duke, completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and residency training at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Prior to coming to Duke, she was an associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she completed her fellowship in reproductive infectious disease and joined the faculty in 2009. She practices as an OB/GYN generalist and specializes in cervical cancer prevention through her clinical work and global women's health research.

Dr. Huchko's research focuses on optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer among vulnerable women in settings where health disparities occur. She has been working with the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program in the Nyanza Province of western Kenya since 2006. She designed and implemented a cervical cancer screening and prevention (CCSP) program for HIV-infected women enrolled in care at FACES. The CCSP program has provided a clinical resource, as well as a cohort, to evaluate the epidemiology of cervical cancer among HIV-infected women, the feasibility of integrating cervical cancer prevention programs into HIV and general outpatient clinics, the safety of various diagnostic and treatment modalities, the efficacy of low-cost/low-resource screening modalities in HIV-infected women and provider and patient-level barriers and facilitators to uptake of cervical cancer prevention activities. Currently, she is carrying out several large studies in central Uganda and western Kenya to evaluate the optimal implementation strategy for HPV-based cervical cancer screening in rural settings.



Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Global Reproductive Health

Through the examination of weekly case studies, students will explore the complexity of working in the field of global sexual and reproductive health and the ways in which various health and social science disciplines can be integrated in the development of effective health programs. Session topics will include family planning, maternity care, gender-based violence, abortion, and HIV/AIDS. Using examples from the US and low-and middle-income countries, students will identify key focus areas in sexual and reproductive health, technical and programmatic challenges and successful interventions. Global Health 212 is recommended, but not required. Instructor: Huchko

Course Notes:
Was: GLHLTH 9283
UG Only SPRING 2017 MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective


Recent Publications

Prata N, Fraser A, Huchko MJ, Gipson JD, Withers M, Lewis S, Ciaraldi EJ, Upadhyay U.WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT AND FAMILY PLANNING: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. J Biosoc Sci. 2017 Jan 10:1-31

Rosser JI, Njoroge B, Huchko MJ.Cervical Cancer Stigma in Rural Kenya: What Does HIV Have to Do with It?J Cancer Educ. 2016 Jun;31(2):413-8.

Wu TJ, Smith-McCune K, Reuschenbach M, von Knebel Doeberitz M, Maloba M, Huchko MJ. Performance of p16INK4a ELISA as a primary cervical cancer screening test among a large cohort of HIV-infected women in western Kenya: a 2-year cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2016 Sep 13;6(9).