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Megan Morris, PhD, MPH

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Director, Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research Core

Dr. Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She earned her BS in Communication Disorders from Boston University, a MS in Speech-Language Pathology, a MPH with a Health Policy and Systems Concentration, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Prior to her current position, she was a faculty member at Mayo Clinic and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The aim of her research is to identify and address provider- and organization-level factors that contribute to healthcare disparities experienced by patients with disabilities.

Contact Info: megan.a.morris@ucdenver.edu​


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Assistant Research Professor, School of Medicine, ACCORDS Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research Core

Dr. Fisher is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a medical sociologist who specializes in the use of qualitative and mixed methods in health services research, and is skilled at health policy and program evaluation. Dr. Fisher’s primary research focuses on the social dimensions of mental health and illness, including topics of social stigma, treatment access, and the diagnostic process. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he held a faculty position at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a health policy research position at the RAND Corporation. He earned his PhD in Sociology from the University of California at San Francisco, M.S. in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University, and B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies from the University of Southern California.

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.3236
Juliana Barnard, MA
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Lead, Qualitative Research in Practice

Lead Qualitative and Mixed Methodologist, ROCS Center​

Ms. Barnard is an Instructor in General Academic Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU AMC).  She earned her Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 1994.  Ms. Barnard has 20+ years of experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods research in environmental and occupational health sciences (at National Jewish Health) and in health services and outcomes research (at CU AMC).  She has extensive experience designing, conducting, and presenting qualitative or mixed methods studies and has several years of experience teaching and mentoring clinician scientists on qualitative research methods.

Contact Info: juliana.barnard@ucdenver.edu​
The Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research Core is supported by several qualitative research assistants that​ are MA/MS and PhD trained. They have experience with many different qualitative data collection methods.