Christopher Morley, PhD, MA
RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND AFFILIATIONS
Health Disparities, Medical Sociology, Med Education, Ethics, Research Methods, Behavioral Health, Genetics
ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
Christopher P. Morley, Ph.D., is Chair of the Deparment of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and also serves as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine. He holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Morley's principle research interests are in medical education and health workforce development, health disparities, behavioral health in primary care settings, ethics, and primary care practice improvement. He also serves as a course director and core faculty member in the Central New York Master of Public Health (CNYMPH) program. Dr. Morley previously served as the director of the Central Region Office of the New York State AHEC System from 2010 - 2016, and currently acts as an advisor for that office.
His current funding includes:
- a grant from the NYS Department of Health (via CDC funding) to improve cancer screening rates in safety net primary care clinics throughout western and central New York;
- a subaward from the University of Rochester to explore the effects of quality-of-life surveys implented through the Epic electronic health records system on menopause symptoms;
- a contract with the Spina Bifida Association of America to conduct national surveys of adults with Spina Bifida;
- service as the Evaluation Director for the Disabilities Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC).
Dr. Morley was also co-principal investigator of a subaward from the University of Southern California on the "Genomic Psychiatry Cohort" grant (NIMH 5R01MH085548), completed in 2014, and is the founding director of the "Scholarly Pairings for Academic and Research Collaboration" (SPARC) program. He was also the project director and principle investigator of a HRSA Academic Administrative Units grant (more recent project ID: D54HP23297) from 2008-2017.
In addition to local roles, Dr. Morley is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Peer-reviewed Reports in Medical Education Research (PRiMER) , an online medical education journal sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He also serves on the editorial boards of Family Medicine and the Disability and Health Journal.
Representative publications include:
- Analysis of the association between millennium development goals 4 & 5 and the physician workforce across international economic strata.
- Burnout and Depression in MS1 and MS3 Years: A Comparison of Cohorts at One Medical School.
- Essential Public Health Competencies for Medical Students: Establishing a Consensus in Family Medicine.
- A Practice Facilitation and Academic Detailing Intervention Can Improve Cancer Screening Rates in Primary Care Safety Net Clinics.
- Federal Research Funding for Family Medicine: Highly Concentrated, with Decreasing New Investigator Awards.
- Update on Performance in Tobacco Control: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Tobacco Control Policy and the US Adult Smoking Rate, 2011-2013.
- Status of underrepresented minority and female faculty at medical schools located within Historically Black Colleges and in Puerto Rico.
- RU4PC? Texting to Quantify Feedback About Primary Care and Its Relationship With Student Career Interest.
- The social mission in medical school mission statements: associations with graduate outcomes.
- Teaching cross-cultural communication skills online: a multi-method evaluation.
- An alternative treatment for anxiety: a systematic review of human trial results reported for the Ayurvedic herb ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).
- The extent and methods of public health instruction in family medicine clerkships.
- A qualitative study of medical students in a rural track: views on eventual rural practice.
- The temporal decline of idealism in two cohorts of medical students at one institution.
- Practice characteristics and prior authorization costs: secondary analysis of data collected by SALT-Net in 9 central New York primary care practices.
- A curriculum on care for people with disabilities: effects on medical student self-reported attitudes and comfort level.
- Predictors for return to work for those with occupational respiratory disease: clinical and structural factors.
- Decline of medical student idealism in the first and second year of medical school: a survey of pre-clinical medical students at one institution.
- What to Learn and How to Teach It: Five Years of Pre-Meetings for Training Directors in Psychiatry
- The genomic psychiatry cohort: partners in discovery.
- State-Level Tobacco Control and Adult Smoking Rate in the United States: An Ecological Analysis of Structural Factors.
- The impact of prior authorization requirements on primary care physicians' offices: report of two parallel network studies.
- Supporting Physicians Who Work in Challenging Contexts: A Role for the Academic Health Center
- Family physician attitudes in managing obesity: a cross-sectional survey study
- Pilot Evaluation of a Biopsychosocial Integrated Standardized Patient Examination in a Family Medicine Clerkship
- A Meta-Analysis of Bone Mineral Density in Collegiate Female Athletes
- The effects of patient characteristics on ADHD diagnosis and treatment: a factorial study of family physicians
- Debate: Limitations on universality: the "right to health" and the necessity of legal nationality.
- The effect of media attention on concern for and medical management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a multimethod study.
- Children, ADHD, and Citizenship