Emory University, 2020, MPH, Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences
University of Georgia, 2016, BSPH, Health Promotion and Behavior
Qualitative data analysis
Training and capacity building
Theory-based program design
Sexual, racial, and gender minority health
Joseph “Jay” Morris received his Bachelor’s of Science for Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia in 2016. After graduation, he served a two-year term as an AmeriCorps member at a refugee resettlement agency where he managed a case load of medically vulnerable refugees living with disabilities. He also planned, implemented, and evaluated federally and foundationally grant-funded public health programs related to physical and mental health.
Following AmeriCorps, Jay pursued an MPH in Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences at Emory University. During this time, he worked on an NIH-funded, pharmacy-based HIV prevention project with the Crawford Lab, led by Dr. Natalie Crawford, a social epidemiologist trained at Columbia University. While working with Dr. Crawford, Jay was designated as an Ending the HIV Epidemic Scholar by NAESM Inc., an organization that provides HIV prevention and treatment to underserved Black communities in Atlanta.
Jay recently graduated in May 2020, when he joined the School of Public Health’s Meta-Analysis Training Institute as a Training Coordinator. His current professional interests are data science, evaluation, capacity building, and grant management.