Current Scholar

Morgan D. Farnworth

PhD Student, Public Administration
Morgan D. Farnworth
Academic Institution: University of Kansas Location: Lawrence, Kansas Cohort Start Year: 2020
Research Topics: Addiction and Substance Use, Public Policy, Racial Justice
Populations Served: At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Users, Urban Communities

FOCUS
Morgan’s research focuses on the role of government in advancing health equity. Applying an interdisciplinary lens to the opioid overdose crisis, her work will examine its socioeconomic and policy causes, the gendered and racialized barriers to substance use treatment, and the promise of collaboration between courts and the treatment sector. Her research speaks to government as a determinant of health and asks how public organizations can improve health outcomes for vulnerable communities.

MORE ABOUT MORGAN
Morgan is a first-generation student originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her professional background in public policy, through the prism of her lived experience with poverty and substance abuse, motivates her to better understand government as a determinant of health.

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