Faculty & Staff—Christopher Morley, Ph.D., M.A., C.A.S.

Dr. Morley is a medical social scientist with principal interests in health disparities, particularly those that occur in primary care settings. He presently serves as Vice Chair for Research and Research Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate. In addition to serving as the Vice Chair for Research, Dr. Morley is the Associate Director of SALT-Net, the Department of Family Medicine's practice-based research network. His current work looks at how social factors such as race, gender, and insurance status affect the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in primary care. Additionally, Dr. Morley has worked for a number of years on projects examining the genetics of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD, and is currently the Co-PI of an NIH grant to collect the largest population sample of schizophrenia patients and health cases ever assembled, for the purposes of a Genome-Wide Association Study (1R01MH085548). He is also a co-investigator on a HRSA AAU-Primary Care award (D54HP05462).

Dr. Morley is also an experienced research project manager with a strong history of scholarship and a decade of research experience and management in NIH-funded contexts. Dr. Morley has served in essentially every position (Technician/Abstractor, Analyst, First or Second Author, Presenter, Proposal Writer, Project Manager, Grant Administrator, Investigator, Co-PI), and has nearly two decades of post-bachelors general management and professional experience in all. He is published in a number of areas, including tobacco control, mental health, psychiatric genetics, public health, medical education, and bioethics. In addition to his doctoral and research experience, Dr. Morley's training and background include a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the top-ranked Maxwell School of Syracuse University, with a focus on policy analysis, and a certificate of advanced study in Health Services Management and Policy.

Christopher Morley, Ph.D., M.A., C.A.S.
Vice Chair for Research, Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine