Morris Weinberger, PhD
Morris is a health services researcher who develops and evaluates innovative strategies to improve the process and outcomes of care for patients with chronic diseases. Most of his research has been conducted with socioeconomically and/or medically vulnerable patients, including Veterans. The strategies have been designed to be implemented within health care systems should they demonstrate effectiveness as measured by clinical parameters, health services utilization/costs, and patient-centered outcomes.
He has received several national awards that recognize his accomplishments as a researcher, including the Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research from the Department of Veterans Affairs (2003) and the Vision Award for Groundbreaking Research in Chronic Illness Care from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2002).
Most recently, Morris was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This honor is the North Carolina’s governors highest recognition. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine award is presented to persons who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.
Morris is also committed to mentoring students, fellows and junior faculty. He is co-Director of the Education Service for NC TraCS at UNC and has also received numerous awards for his advising and mentoring, including the Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence from UNC (2015), the John E. Larsh, Jr Award for Mentorship from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (2013), and the John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from AHRQ (2005).
Morris Weinberger in the Gillings News
- Weinberger honored with NC’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine
- Study proves cost-effectiveness of strategies to increase rates of HPV vaccination
- During pandemic disruption, Gillings students and alumni create new learning opportunities
- UNC researchers propose new method for identifying core functions of evidence-based interventions
- Five health policy and management alumni selected for NCHA Diversity Mentorship Program
Honors and Awards
Order of the Long Leaf Pine
2023, North Carolina
Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, Gillings School of Global Public Health
2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Class of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John E. Larsh, Jr Award for Mentorship
2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award
2005, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research
2003, Department of Veterans Affairs
Vision Award for Groundbreaking Research in Chronic Illness Care, Improving Chronic Illness Care Program
2002, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
HPM390 Professional Development Seminar
- Health services research
- Quality of care
- Primary care
- Chronic disease
Comparing Unmet Needs between Community-Based Palliative Care Patients with Heart Failure and Patients with Cancer. A Abernethy, A Biddle, T Carey, S Dev, A Kamal, D Kavalieratos, B Reeve, M Weinberger (2014). Journal of palliative medicine, 17(4), 475-81.
"Not the 'grim reaper service'": An assessment of provider knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding palliative care referral barriers in heart failure. Amy Abernethy, Andrea Biddle, Timothy Carey, Sandesh Dev, Dio Kavalieratos, Emma Mitchell, Bryce Reeve, Morris Weinberger (2014). Journal of the American Heart Association, 3(1).
A Model for Developing, Evaluating, and Disseminating Best Practices in Education and Training. Denise Esserman, Laura Loehr, William Miller, Eugene Orringer, Susan Pusek, Mark Weaver, Morris Weinberger (2014). Clinical and Translational Science.
A non-experimental study of oral anticoagulation therapy initiation before and after national patient safety goals. Christopher Beadles, M. Brookhart, Sandra Greene, Kristen Lich, Anthony Viera, Morris Weinberger (2014). BMJ Open, 4(2).
- BA, Sociology/Mathematics, State University College of NY, 1974
- MS, Sociology, Purdue University, 1975
- PhD, Sociology, Purdue University, 1978
- Postdoc, Gerontology, Duke University Medical Center, 1990