Martina Morris

Professor, Sociology & Statistics

CFAR Role:

Director, Sociobehavioral & Prevention Research Core

As the Director of the SPRC, Martina Morris establishes the scientific direction of the core in concert with Dr. Wood, facilitates the efforts of the steering committee, oversees cross-core coordination, participates in the outreach efforts to core research affiliates and the Community Action Board, and guides the core's mathematical modeling efforts. She also co-directs the sociobehavioral track of the CFAR STD/AIDS Research Training Fellowship Program.

Research Interests:

Analysis of Social Structure and Population Dynamics
Research Locations: U.S.; Kenya


PhD, Sociology, University of Chicago 1989
MA, Statistics, University of Chicago 1986
BA, Sociology, Reed College 1980


Mathematical Modeling Consultation

Selected Publications:

Morris M, Epstein H, Wawer M. Timing is everything: international variations in historical sexual partnership concurrency and HIV prevalence. PLoS One. 2010;5(11):e14092.

Morris M, Epstein H. Role of concurrency in generalised HIV epidemics. Lancet. Nov 26 2011;378(9806):1843-1844; author reply 1845-1846.

Morris M, Kurth AE, Hamilton DT, Moody J, Wakefield S. Concurrent partnerships and HIV prevalence disparities by race: linking science and public health practice. Am J Public Health. Jun 2009;99(6):1023-1031.


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