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    Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
    Address550 16th. Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-476-5822
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      University of California, San Franicsco2012 - 2013Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program
      University of California, San Francisco2012 - 2013CFAR Development Award for Research
      NIH/NIDA2011Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Award
      San Diego State University2010President's Award for Scholarly Research
      San Diego State University2006 - 2008BIXBY Scholarship in Population Research
      University of California, San Francisco2015 - 2018John A. Watson Faculty Award

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      My research focuses on applying epidemiological methods to study the impact of individual,
      social, and structural factors on disease transmission within marginalized populations. In particular
      my work has focused on using qualitative and quantitative methods to examine social determinants of health within persons who use drugs, including HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, worldwide. Internationally I have collaborated with researchers to carry out HIV and HCV prevention studies in the U.S.-Mexico border region, Jamaica, Australia, Tanzania, and Namibia. Through a recently awarded NIH/NIDA K01 study my work focuses on the collection and analysis of dyadic data (data collected from both members of a pair) to examine the influence of interpersonal factors on disease transmission. Recently I have expanded my research to include the intersection of criminal justice systems and health among people who use drugs.

      Prior to joining UCSF as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in infectious disease epidemiology, I received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry & Cellular Biology from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a MPH in epidemiology from San Diego State University (SDSU), and PhD in Global Health with concentration in Epidemiology from UCSD/SDSU’s Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health.

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      epidemiology; global health; infectious disease epidemiology; hepatitis C virus prevention studies; HIV/AIDS prevention research; social determinants of health; gender disparities; substance use; dyadic research; mixed-method research methods; injection drug using populations; health justice; criminal justice systems

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      1. Baer RJ, Rogers EE, Partridge JC, Anderson JG, Morris M, Kuppermann M, Franck LS, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, et al. Population-based risks of mortality and preterm morbidity by gestational age and birth weight. J Perinatol. 2016 Jul 28. PMID: 27467566.
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      2. Page K, Mirzazadeh A, Rice TM, Grebely J, Kim AY, Cox AL, Morris MD, Hellard M, Bruneau J, Shoukry NH, Dore GJ, Maher L, Lloyd AR, Lauer G, Prins M, McGovern BH. Interferon Lambda 4 Genotype Is Associated With Jaundice and Elevated Aminotransferase Levels During Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Findings From the InC3 Collaborative. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 3(1):ofw024. PMID: 26973850.
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      3. Morris MD, Bates A, Andrew E, Hahn J, Page K, Maher L. More than just someone to inject drugs with: Injecting within primary injection partnerships. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Nov 1; 156:275-81. PMID: 26460140; PMCID: PMC4633359 [Available on 11/01/16].
      4. Doyle JS, Deterding K, Grebely J, Wedemeyer H, Sacks-Davis R, Spelman T, Matthews G, Rice TM, Morris MD, McGovern BH, Kim AY, Bruneau J, Lloyd AR, Page K, Manns MP, Hellard ME, Dore GJ. Response to treatment following recently acquired hepatitis C virus infection in a multicentre collaborative cohort. J Viral Hepat. 2015 Dec; 22(12):1020-32. PMID: 26098993; PMCID: PMC4618180 [Available on 12/01/16].
      5. Sacks-Davis R, Grebely J, Dore GJ, Osburn W, Cox AL, Rice TM, Spelman T, Bruneau J, Prins M, Kim AY, McGovern BH, Shoukry NH, Schinkel J, Allen TM, Morris M, Hajarizadeh B, Maher L, Lloyd AR, Page K, Hellard M. Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection and Spontaneous Clearance of Reinfection-the InC3 Study. J Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 1; 212(9):1407-19. PMID: 25883387; PMCID: PMC4601911 [Available on 11/01/16].
      6. Hajarizadeh B, Grady B, Page K, Kim AY, McGovern BH, Cox AL, Rice TM, Sacks-Davis R, Bruneau J, Morris M, Amin J, Schinkel J, Applegate T, Maher L, Hellard M, Lloyd AR, Prins M, Dore GJ, Grebely J. Patterns of hepatitis C virus RNA levels during acute infection: the InC3 study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0122232. PMID: 25837807; PMCID: PMC4383375.
      7. Spelman T, Morris MD, Zang G, Rice T, Page K, Maher L, Lloyd A, Grebely J, Dore GJ, Kim AY, Shoukry NH, Hellard M, Bruneau J. A longitudinal study of hepatitis C virus testing and infection status notification on behaviour change in people who inject drugs. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015 Aug; 69(8):745-52. PMID: 25814695; PMCID: PMC4515217.
      8. Morris MD, Evans J, Montgomery M, Yu M, Briceno A, Page K, Hahn JA. Intimate injection partnerships are at elevated risk of high-risk injecting: a multi-level longitudinal study of HCV-serodiscordant injection partnerships in San Francisco, CA. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109282. PMID: 25286346; PMCID: PMC4186818.
      9. Hajarizadeh B, Grady B, Page K, Kim AY, McGovern BH, Cox AL, Rice TM, Sacks-Davis R, Bruneau J, Morris M, Amin J, Schinkel J, Applegate T, Maher L, Hellard M, Lloyd AR, Prins M, Geskus RB, Dore GJ, Grebely J. Interferon lambda 3 genotype predicts hepatitis C virus RNA levels in early acute infection among people who inject drugs: the InC(3) study. J Clin Virol. 2014 Nov; 61(3):430-4. PMID: 25256151; PMCID: PMC4279031.
      10. Evans JL, Morris MD, Yu M, Page K, Hahn JA. Concordance of risk behavior reporting within HCV serodiscordant injecting partnerships of young injection drug users in San Francisco, CA. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Sep 1; 142:239-44. PMID: 25034898; PMCID: PMC4471952.
      11. Tracy D, Hahn JA, Fuller Lewis C, Evans J, Briceño A, Morris MD, Lum PJ, Page K. Higher risk of incident hepatitis C virus among young women who inject drugs compared with young men in association with sexual relationships: a prospective analysis from the UFO Study cohort. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(5):e004988. PMID: 24875490; PMCID: PMC4039809.
      12. Grebely J, Page K, Sacks-Davis R, van der Loeff MS, Rice TM, Bruneau J, Morris MD, Hajarizadeh B, Amin J, Cox AL, Kim AY, McGovern BH, Schinkel J, George J, Shoukry NH, Lauer GM, Maher L, Lloyd AR, Hellard M, Dore GJ, Prins M. The effects of female sex, viral genotype, and IL28B genotype on spontaneous clearance of acute hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatology. 2014 Jan; 59(1):109-20. PMID: 23908124; PMCID: PMC3972017.
      13. Briceño A, Morris MD, Evans J, Raymond HF, Page K. Characteristics and health service utilization in two samples of young injection drug users recruited using direct and referral methods in San Francisco, California. J Alcohol Drug Depend. 2013 Aug; 1(5). PMID: 26236757.
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      14. Page K, Morris MD, Hahn JA, Maher L, Prins M. Injection drug use and hepatitis C virus infection in young adult injectors: using evidence to inform comprehensive prevention. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug; 57 Suppl 2:S32-8. PMID: 23884063; PMCID: PMC3722077.
      15. Morris MD, Quezada L, Bhat P, Moser K, Smith J, Perez H, Laniado-Laborin R, Estrada-Guzman J, Rodwell TC. Social, economic, and psychological impacts of MDR-TB treatment in Tijuana, Mexico: a patient's perspective. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Jul; 17(7):954-60. PMID: 23743315; PMCID: PMC3769163.
      16. Briceno A, Morris M.D., Evans J,Fisher R.H., and Page K,. . Characteristics and Health Service Utilization in Two Samples of Young Injection Drug Users Recruited Using Direct and Referral Methods in San Francisco, California. Alcoholism & Drug Dependence. 2013; 1(5).
      17. Grebely J, Morris MD, Rice TM, Bruneau J, Cox AL, Kim AY, McGovern BH, Shoukry NH, Lauer G, Maher L, Lloyd AR, Hellard M, Prins M, Dore GJ, Page K. Cohort profile: the international collaboration of incident HIV and hepatitis C in injecting cohorts (InC3) study. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec; 42(6):1649-59. PMID: 23203695; PMCID: PMC3887561.
      18. Morris MD, Lemus H, Wagner KD, Martinez G, Lozada R, Gómez RM, Strathdee SA. Factors associated with pathways toward concurrent sex work and injection drug use among female sex workers who inject drugs in northern Mexico. Addiction. 2013 Jan; 108(1):161-70. PMID: 22775475; PMCID: PMC3481016.
      19. Stockman JK, Morris MD, Martinez G, Lozada R, Patterson TL, Ulibarri MD, Vera A, Strathdee SA. Prevalence and correlates of female condom use and interest among injection drug-using female sex workers in two Mexico-US border cities. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):1877-86. PMID: 22711225; PMCID: PMC3461315.
      20. Grebely J, Prins M, Hellard M, Cox AL, Osburn WO, Lauer G, Page K, Lloyd AR, Dore GJ. Hepatitis C virus clearance, reinfection, and persistence, with insights from studies of injecting drug users: towards a vaccine. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 May; 12(5):408-14. PMID: 22541630; PMCID: PMC3608418.
      21. Morris MD, Brouwer KC, Lozada RM, Gallardo M, Vera A, Strathdee SA. "Injection first": a unique group of injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Addict. 2012 Jan-Feb; 21(1):23-30. PMID: 22211343.
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      22. Morris MD, Case P, Robertson AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Clapp JD, Medina-Mora ME, Strathdee SA. Prevalence and correlates of 'agua celeste' use among female sex workers who inject drugs in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Sep 1; 117(2-3):219-25. PMID: 21441001; PMCID: PMC3148352.
      23. Rondinelli AJ, Morris MD, Rodwell TC, Moser KS, Paida P, Popper ST, Brouwer KC. Under- and over-nutrition among refugees in San Diego County, California. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Feb; 13(1):161-8. PMID: 20505992; PMCID: PMC3021711.
      24. Morris MD, Popper ST, Rodwell TC, Brodine SK, Brouwer KC. Healthcare barriers of refugees post-resettlement. J Community Health. 2009 Dec; 34(6):529-38. PMID: 19705264.
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