Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Epidemiology & Biostatistics|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 80|
San Francisco CA 94110
|University of California, San Franicsco||2012
||2013||Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program|
|University of California, San Francisco||2012
||2013||CFAR Development Award for Research|
|NIH/NIDA||2011||Women & Sex/Gender Junior Investigator Award |
|San Diego State University||2010||President's Award for Scholarly Research|
|San Diego State University||2006
||2008||BIXBY Scholarship in Population Research|
|University of California, San Francisco||2015
||2018||John A. Watson Faculty Award|
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.
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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