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).
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).
Honors and AwardsAward for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, Gillings School of Global Public Health
2017, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillClass of 1996 Award for Advising Excellence
2015, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJohn E. Larsh, Jr Award for Mentorship
2013, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJohn M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award
2005, Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityUnder Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research
2003, Department of Veterans AffairsVision Award for Groundbreaking Research in Chronic Illness Care, Improving Chronic Illness Care Program
2002, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Health services research
- Quality of care
- Primary care
- Chronic disease
- Director, Education Service, NC TraCS