Cynthia Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Summary of Current Research

Cynthia D. Morris, Ph.D., M.P.H. has spent the majority of the last 10 years developing and nurturing clinical research education and career development at OHSU. She directs the education and career development core of OCTRI at OHSU. This includes a TL1 program for predoctoral students as well as the OCTRI educational platform which comprises the certificate program (Human Investigations Program), and the Master of Clinical Research. Dr. Morris co-directs a KL2 (formerly K12) at OHSU for mentored clinical and translational research and directs a T32 from AHRQ for health services research. Dr. Morris is the Assistant Dean in the School of Medicine with responsibility for medical school admissions, and a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology.

Dr. Morris has had continuous NIH support for more than 25 years and is respected for her expertise on the epidemiology of congenital heart defects, as well as methodologic expertise in registries and networks. At present, she is the Research Director of the Oregon Rural Practice-Based Research Network and the Deputy Director of the National Endoscopic Database. In the last two decades, she has led multicenter clinical trial coordinating centers, has been the site PI of an NIH-sponsored clinical trial on preeclampsia, and founded and maintains the Oregon Registry of Congenital Heart Defects, a population-based registry that follows more than 5,000 individuals for natural history.

Dr. Morris was awarded the 2004 Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation, an OHSU Excellence in Education award in 2006, and the John A. Resko Award for Faculty Research and Mentoring in 2007.

Selected Publications

"A Cross-sectional analysis of the prevalence of barrett esophagus in otolaryngology patients with laryngeal symptoms," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology (Vol: 47, Issue: 9, Page 762-768) - 2013

"Association between documented family history of cancer and screening for breast and colorectal cancer," Preventive Medicine (Vol: 57, Issue: 5, Page 679-684) - 2013

"Documentation and management of CKD in rural primary care," Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (Vol: 8, Issue: 5, Page 739-748) - 2013

"Prioritizing research needs based on a systematic evidence review: A pilot process for engaging stakeholders," Health Expectations (Vol: 16, Issue: 4, Page 338-350) - 2013

"Influence of health insurance coverage on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening in rural primary care settings," Cancer (Vol: 118, Issue: 24, Page 6217-6225) - 2012


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