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Morris Weinberger, Ph.D.
Morris Weinberger, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

Research Interests: Career Development, Patient-Centered Care, Primary Care

Dr. Morris Weinberger is a Senior HSR&D Research Career Scientist with the Durham VAM Center of Innovation (COIN) and the Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management, Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). He has been a health services researcher for more than 35 years, and conducted randomized controlled trials to evaluate strategies to improve the process and outcomes of care for vulnerable patients with chronic diseases. The interventions have targeted patients, providers, and/or systems of care. Outcomes in these studies include clinical parameters, health services utilization/costs, health-related quality of life, and patient satisfaction. Within the COIN, Dr. Weinberger is the Director of the Intervention Core where he works with faculty and fellows to design practical strategies and trials to rigorously evaluate them. In addition, Dr. Weinberger serves as (1) Co-Director of CTSA’s Education, Training and Career Development Core; (2) Director of the PhD program in Health Policy; and (3) faculty member on several funded training grants at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has received John E. Larsh, Jr Award for Mentorship from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (2013) and John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from AHRQ (2005), and the Under Secretary's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Health Services Research, Department of Veterans Affairs (2003). Dr. Weinberger is committed to mentoring faculty, fellows, and students.

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