Senior Vice President, Community Health
Mark Morgan, a senior vice president in the Abt SRBI Health Research Division, has over 25 years of experience designing, implementing, and interpreting survey research projects.
Mr. Morgan directs the Community Health practice overseeing multiple statewide Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys as well as surveys in smaller geographic areas including county, city and census tract defined jurisdictions.
In addition to these cross-sectional prevalence studies, Mr. Morgan has directed several large-scale cohort surveys examining disease etiology. Much of his longitudinal work has focused on understanding mental health conditions including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He currently directs a 10-year cohort study among members of the National Guard investigating the risk and resilience factors in the development of PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
His work on the mental health impacts in New York in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Disaster led to more than 50 academic papers, including publication in the New England Journal of Medicine. More recent health research projects have included the collection of biological specimens to enhance the data collected in traditional Q&A surveys. His work has integrated lab result data utilizing saliva and blood samples, as well as simpler biometrics such as BMI and blood pressure.
Mr. Morgan has received formal training in research methodology and statistics while earning a B.A. from Drew University and M.S. in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.