In Baltimore, MD, Dr. Morgan is an infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and VA Maryland Healthcare System. His research focus has been unintended consequences of patient isolation, multicenter studies of infection control, MDROs, patient safety and international infection control. His research has been supported by AHRQ, AAMC, CDC and the NIH. He has published 34 articles and has been interviewed by press including the New York Times. He reviews for many journals and is an academic editor at PLoS ONE.
Dr. Morgan’s research explores pragmatic issues related to the control of infectious diseases in the hospital. Recent work as focused on unintended consequences of patient isolation and other infection prevention legislation. Other expertise includes multidrug-resistant bacteria, the importance of the environment on transmission of bacteria, multicenter infection prevention studies and antimicrobial stewardship.
Dr. Morgan mentors residents, MD and PhD students, has advised the Department of Veterans Affairs appeals board, the Maryland Attorney General’s office and multiple hospitals. He lectures internationally and manages the Research Network for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Dr. Morgan was a founding member of the SHEA Research Network. In this role, he conducted a study examining the effect of CMS non-payment policy for CAUTIs that is in press at Clinical Infectious Diseases.