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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Chad D. Morris, PhD 
          Chad D. Morris, PhD

 

Bldg. 401, Rm. R09-128
Phone:  303-724-3709
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Dr. Morris

 

Chad D. Morris, PhD

Associate Professor


 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Dept of Psychiatry, 2008-Present

Director Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, 2008-Present,

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Dept of Psychiatry, 2003-2008  

Director UCD Postdoctoral Fellowship in Admin. & Evaluation Psychology, 2000-Present

Instructor, University of Colorado Denver, Dept of Psychiatry, 2000-2003

Postdoc Fellow, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver CO, 1998-1999

  

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2007-present

North American Quitline Consortium, 2007-present

Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), 2008-present

Behavioral Healthcare Subcommittee, 2009-present

UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center Chair Quitline Behavioral Health Advisory Forum, 2007-present

Colorado Division of Behavioral Health Chair, Evidence-Based Practices Planning Workgroup, 2008-present

State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership, Tobacco Cessation Sustainability Partnership, 2008-present

National Jewish Health, Advisory Health Board, 2009-present

American Psychological Association, 1995-present                         [Colorado Federal Advocacy Coordinator, 2006-present; Council of Representatives, 2009-present]

Colorado Psychological Association, 1998-present                         [Secretary, 1998-1999; Chair, Legislative Committee, 2001-2004; President, 2005-2006]

Oregon Health and Science Univ, Center for Health & Healing Expert Advisory Committee, 2007-present

Scientific Medical Advisor- NIMH Outreach Partnership Program, 2007-present

Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative, Second Hand Smoke Guideline Development & Revision Committee, 2009

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Scientific Reviewer, 2007

Governor’s Community and Interagency Council on homelessness, 2007-present

 

Honors:

Katherine Reed Cummins Award, Organization for Program Evaluation in Colorado, 2008

Presidential Award, Colorado Psychological Association, 2007

American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy, 2006

The Annapolis Workforce Coalition on Behavioral Health Workforce Education Innovative Educational Workforce Education Award, 2004

President’s Legislative Service Award, Colorado Psychological Association, 2004

 

Teaching Activities:

Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Administration and Evaluation Psychology, 2000-present

Discipline Director- Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, JFK Partners, 2003-2006

Psychiatry Resident Mentoring, 2005-2006

School of Medicine, Global Health Track (GHT) Mentor, 2006-2008

 

Clinical Activities:

Behavioral Health and Wellness programs, 2009-present

Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) Clinician Co-Investigator and clinician, 2001-2003

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Morris CD, Miklowitz DJ, Wisniewski SR, Giese AA, Thomas MR, Allen MH.  Care satisfaction, hope, and life functioning among adults with bipolar disorder: data from the first 1,000 participants in the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2005; 46: 98-104.

Morris CD, Giese AA, Turnbull J, Dickenson M, Johnson-Nagel N. Predictors of tobacco use among persons with mental illnesses for a statewide population. Psychiatric Services 2006; 57: 1035-1038.

Chessick CA, Perlick DA, Miklowitz DJ, Kaczynski R, Allen MH, Morris CD, Marangell LB. Current Suicide Ideation and Prior Suicide Attempts of Bipolar Patients as Influences on Caregiver Burden. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 2007; 37(4): 482-49.

Morris CD, Miklowitz DJ, Waxmonsky JA. Family Focused Treatment for Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Youth. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session 2007; 63(5):433-445.

Morris CD, Tedeschi GJ, Waxmonsky JA, May MG, Giese AA (2009). Tobacco quitlines and persons with mental illnesses: perspective, practice, and direction.  Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 15: 32-40.

Morris CD, Waxmonsky JA, May MG, Giese AA (2009). What do persons with mental illnesses need to quit smoking? Mental health patient and provider perspectives. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32(4): 268-276.

Schroeder S., Morris CD (in press). Tobacco use among those with mental illness and substance abuse problems: A neglected epidemic. Annual Review of Public Health.

Chessick CA, Perlick DA, Miklowitz DJ, Dickinson M, Allen MH, Morris CD, Gonzalez JM, Marangell LB, Cosgrove V, Ostacher M, and the STED- BD Family Experience Collaborative Study Group. (in press). Suicidal Ideation and Depressive Symptoms among Bipolar Patients as Predictors of the Health and Well-being of Caregivers. Bipolar Disorders

Waxmonsky J, Morris CD, Graves M, Giese AA. Facilitator Manual for Wellness Groups. University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry, Denver, CO. 2007.

Morris CD, Waxmonsky J, May M, Giese AA, Martin L. Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses: A Toolkit for Mental Health Providers. Tobacco Disparities Initiatives of the State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, CO. January 2009. http://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/

 

Grants and Contracts:

Current Support

“A Needs Assessment for Persons with Behavioral Health and Weight Control Issues”

Principal Investigator, 5% effort; Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; $30,000, 1/1/2010-1/1/2011

 

“Reducing Health-Related Tobacco Disparities for Persons with Mental Illnesses”

Principal Investigator, 35% effort; Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program Competitive Grant; $1,770,000, 10/1/08- 6/30/2012

 

“Smoking Cessation among Latinos in Primary Care”

Sub Investigator, 4% effort; National Cancer Institute; $50,000, 1/1/08- 6/1/09

 

“A3051072- Chantix Trial for Persons with Psychotic Disorders”

Principal Investigator, 10% effort; Pfizer; $800,000, 3/1/08-12/1/09

 

“Tobacco Cessation for Persons with Mental Illnesses”

Principal Investigator, 5% effort; University of California, San Francisco- Smoking Cessation Leadership Center/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; $49,000, 3/1/08-3/31/10

 

“The UCDHSC Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellowship for Administration and Evaluation Psychology”

Director, 5% effort; Contract with 2-4 Consortium Sites Annually; $1,004,500, 10/1/00-9/31/09

 

“New Freedom Initiative- State Coalitions to Promote Community-Based Care (Olmstead Grant)”

State Coordinator for the Colorado Division of Mental Health, 10% effort; Funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); $140,000, 9/1/01-9/1/09 ($20,000 annually)

 

Previous Support

“Reducing Health-Related Tobacco Disparities for Youth with Mental Illnesses”

Principal Investigator, 10% effort; Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program Competitive Grant; $99,999, 1/25/08 - 9/30/08

 

“Reducing Health-Related Tobacco Disparities for Persons with Mental Illnesses”

Principal Investigator, 45% effort; Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program Competitive Grant; $629,000, 10/1/06 - 9/30/08

 

“Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities within the Priority Population of Persons with Mental Illnesses”

Principal Investigator, 25% effort; Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program Competitive Grant; $152,000, 1/1/06-9/30/06

 

“Family Focused Therapy of Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder”

Therapist, 9% effort (Principal Investigator, David Miklowitz, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder); Multiple grants from NIMH; $20,000 subcontract, 7/1/02-7/1/04; $12,000 subcontract, 3/1/06-12/31/06

 

“Bipolar Illness Therapy, Family Burden, Costs & Health”

Consultant, 10% effort (Principal Investigator- Debra Perlick, MD, Yale University); An RO1 grant from NIMH, $32,000 subcontract, 7/1/02-12/31/04

 

“Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD)”

Co-Investigator (Colorado Site), Standard Care Pathway and Ancillary Studies, 50% effort (Principal Investigator- Gary Sachs, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School); Subcontract funded by NIMH, 1/1/2001-1/1/2003