Megan McCool-Myers, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Family Planning and Adolescent Reproductive Health

Office: Jane Fonda Center

Phone: 404-251-8987


Education and Training:

Doctorate: University of Regensburg, Germany, PhD, 2017
Graduate: LMU Munich, Germany, MPH, 2010 
Undergraduate: Auburn University, Alabama, BA, 2003

Industry Experience: 

  • Project management, 2004-2011
  • Healthcare consulting, 2013-2017

Areas of Interest:

  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Barriers to reproductive care
  • Reproductive justice
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Condom distribution pathways
  • Sex education
  • Female sexual dysfunction
  • Global public health
  • Social marketing
  • Implementation science

Awards and Honors:

  • Best Presentation on Female Sexual Dysfunction, 2015
  • Grant for the Empowerment of Women, 2014

Society and Professional Memberships:

  • Junior Fellow, Society of Family Planning
  • International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
  • Atlanta Coalition for LGBTQ Youth
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
  • Emory Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science
  • National Coalition of STD Directors


McCool-Myers M, Theurich MA, Zuelke A, Knuettel H, Apfelbacher C. "Predictors of female sexual dysfunction: a systematic review and qualitative analysis through gender inequality paradigms.” BMC Women’s Health, 2018 Jun;18(108).

McCool-Myers M. Invited Commentary: “Revisiting Ray Moynihan.” Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2017 Dec;14(12):1492-3.


McCool ME, Zuelke A, Theurich MA, Knuettel H, Ricci C, Apfelbacher C. “Prevalence of female sexual dysfunction among premenopausal women: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.” Sexual Medicine Reviews, 2016 Jul;4(3):197-212.


McCool ME, Apfelbacher C, Brandstetter S, Mottl M, Loss J. “Diagnosing and treating female sexual dysfunction: A survey of the perspectives of obstetricians and gynaecologists.” Sexual Health, 2016 Jun;13(3):234-40.


McCool ME, Apfelbacher C. “Gender inequality is significantly correlated with sexual dysfunction in women of reproductive age across the globe.” Gesundheitswesen, 2015 Sept;77:A141.


McCool ME, Theurich MA, Apfelbacher C. “Prevalence and predictors of female sexual dysfunction: A protocol for a systematic review.” Systematic Reviews, 2014 Jul;3:75.


Theurich MA, McCool ME. “Moving national breastfeeding policies into practice: A plea to integrate lactation education and training into nutrition and dietetics programs in the United States.” Journal of Human Lactation, 2016 Jun;32(3):563-7.


Brandstetter S, McCool M, Wise M, Loss J. “Australian health promotion practitioners' perceptions on evaluation of empowerment and participation.” Health Promotion International, 2014 Mar;29(1):70–80.