Morgan Farnworth is a PhD candidate in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas, specializing in urban health and public policy. She is also a Health Policy Research Scholar, a national leadership program from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Before entering the doctoral program, Morgan completed a Master of Public Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and a graduate certificate in homeland security and emergency management. She also received a BS in public affairs from Indiana University, where she was a McNair Scholar.
Morgan’s research focuses on government as a driver of health and social outcomes. Applying an interdisciplinary lens to the overdose crisis, her dissertation examines the relationship between drug mortality and local public service delivery, determinants of state harm reduction policy adoption, and patterns of collaboration between courts and the treatment sector. Morgan's Website