Sharon D. Morrison

Dr. Morrison is an Associate Professor and currently, the Director of the Undergraduate Program. She received a BS in Biology (Barry University), an MSPH in Parasitology and Laboratory Practice (UNC-Chapel Hill), an MSHE in Health Education (University of Florida), and a PhD in Health Behavior /Health Education (University of Florida). Dr. Morrison´s research interests include social aspects of HIV disparities among subcultures of women, particularly women in the African Diaspora. She is examining the role of social capital in HIV risk, transmission awareness and prevention among US African and Latina immigrant women, and young women and girls in the rural Caribbean. She is also interested in the use of media and performing arts for HIV outreach and prevention intervention in South Africa. Dr. Morrison also conducts research related to immigrant and refugee health and welfare. She is conducting research related to cultural adaptation and health outcomes of new and recent immigrants in the US. She is involved in designing and implementing culturally appropriate interventions for limited English proficient (LEP) immigrant individuals and families. Dr. Morrison has taught courses in our BS and MPH programs, including Disease Processes, International /Global Health, and Immigrant and Refugee Health.

There are 4 included publications by Sharon D. Morrison :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
American-Indian diabetes mortality in the Great Plains Region 2002–2010 2015 516 Objective To compare American-Indian and Caucasian mortality rates from diabetes among tribal Contract Health Service Delivery Areas (CHSDAs) in the Great Plains Region (GPR) and describe the disparities observed.
Research design and met...
Cultural adaptation resources for nutrition and health in new immigrants in Central North Carolina. 2007 1995 This paper presents results of a study that was conducted for the purposes of describing available human services resources relating to nutrition, physical health, and behavioral health for new and recent immigrants (predominantly Mexican immigrants,...
Emerging Trends in Family Caregiving Using the Life Course Perspective: Preparing Health Educators for an Aging Society 2016 9 Background: As life expectancy and morbidity related to chronic disease increase, the baby boomers will be called upon to provide care to aging members of their family or to be care recipients themselves. Purpose: Through the theoretical lens of the ...
Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Age: Exploring Intersections in Preterm Birth Disparities among Teen Mothers 2015 885 Few studies have examined disparities in adverse birth outcomes and compared contributingsocioeconomic factors specifically between African-American and White teen mothers. Thisstudy examined intersections between neighborhood socioeconomic status (a...