Dr Gergen is a primary care physician who strongly believes that collaborative primary care can serve as a tool to address social determinants of health like poverty, toxic stress, violence, and the built environment.
Her research focuses on improving primary care delivery systems for vulnerable patient populations in inner city and rural areas. She is particularly interested in how primary care and "Patient Centered Medical Homes" can play a role in preventing unintended pregnancy.
She completed her residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Brown University. She graduated from medical school at the University of Minnesota with honors and was a selected to participate in the Rural Physician Associate Program. Her undergraduate work was completed at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Dr Gergen is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan.