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Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
Hospitalist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
Founding Co-Director, EqualHealth

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Global Health Equity
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Email: memorse@bwh.harvard.edu

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Research Narrative:

Dr. Michelle Morse works to rethink and advance medical education globally, expand the teaching of social medicine in the US and abroad, and to support health systems strengthening through equitable approaches to human resources for health. She is an internal medicine hospitalist, Founding Co-Director of EqualHealth, and social medicine course director at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she served for three years as deputy chief medical officer at Partners In Health (PIH) and as Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and now serves on the Board of Directors of PIH. In 2015 Dr. Morse worked with several partners to found the Social Medicine Consortium (SMC), a global coalition of over 1000 people representing over 50 universities and organizations in twelve countries, which seeks to use activism and disruptive pedagogy rooted in social medicine to address the miseducation of health professionals on the root causes of illness. She was awarded the 40 under 40 Leaders In Health Award by the National Minority Quality Forum in 2018. The Society of Hospital Medicine awarded her the Excellence in Humanitarian Services award in 2018. In 2019 she was the first black woman to receive the George W. Thorn Award, which was established in 1975 and is the highest clinical education honor awarded by the BWH Department of Medicine. In 2018, Dr. Morse was awarded a Soros Equality Fellowship to work on the SMC’s global Campaign Against Racism. In September 2019 she began a year-long Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy fellowship in Washington, DC. Dr. Morse earned her B.S. in French in 2003 from the University of Virginia, her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2008, and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in May 2012.


Education:
Harvard School of Public Health, 2012, MPH
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2008, MD
University of Virginia, 2003, BS