Douglas R. Morgan
Associate Professor of Medicine
Douglas Morgan is engaged in academic research, education, and service in gastroenterology, epidemiology, and global health. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Vanderbilt University Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, with affiliations in the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). He is the VIGH Director of Latin America sites with oversight of research and education initiatives in the region, and serves as VICC Staff Investigator for Hispanic-Latino Populations. His central research interests are cancer epidemiology and prevention in Hispanic-Latino populations in the U.S. and Latin America, with a particular focus on gastric cancer in the core low/middle income countries (LMICs) of northern Central America (Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador). Investigations include molecular epidemiology, the gastric microbiome, chemoprevention, and endoscopy innovation for resource limited settings. Cancer control and capacity building programs for Central America are underway in coordination various international partners. Dr. Morgan graduated from Dartmouth College with a concentration in biomedical engineering. Following his undergraduate training, he served as a Peace Corps engineer in Honduras. Dr. Morgan pursued medical training at Case Western Reserve University and completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He earned a Master's of Public Health degree in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Morgan previously served on the gastroenterology faculty at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Sunday, October 7
4:00 PM – 4:20 PM