Jake R. Morgan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, Boston University
MS, Montana State University
BS, Hillsdale College

Jake Morgan, PhD, is a health services researcher specializing in using real-world data to inform evidence-based policy, update clinical guidelines, and improve patient access to and quality of care.

His work is focused on the opioid overdose epidemic and how to best support patients by promoting access and retention to medications for opioid use disorder. His work on the comparative effectiveness of medications for opioid use disorder has been cited in a call for research by the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Nora Volkow and he has a history of collaboration with Massachusetts Department of Public Health to evaluate and inform addiction treatment services. His work has consistently reinforced the importance of patient choice when it comes to treatment for opioid use disorder and has documented the effects of policies that usurp this choice through onerous requirements for treatment, restricting access to vulnerable populations such as individuals who are incarcerated, and cost-sharing schemes that disincentivize treatment. As an applied health economist with extensive experience in statistical, econometric, and simulation modeling approaches, Dr. Morgan frequently works alongside clinical researchers to highlight (and cost) the best treatment interventions for patients. He is currently involved with the Health Economics core of the The HEALing Communities Study; the Prevention and Rescue Of Fentanyl and Other Opioid Overdoses Using Optimized Naloxone Distribution Strategies (PROFOUND) study; the Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND) simulation model, and; The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Departments and Care Coordination on Treatment Outcomes (DETECT) for HCV trial.

Dr. Morgan works closely with The Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) as a member of the Population Data and Modeling Core and is the primary representative for Boston University School of Public Health. The Center’s mission is to develop and disseminate health economic research on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and health-related behaviors to inform policy to improve care for individuals with substance use disorder, HIV, and HCV. To that end, CHERISH offers resources and consultations to support this type of research for trainees and investigators at any stage. Please see https://cherishresearch.org/ or contact Dr. Morgan to learn more.

Assessing and Addressing Inequities in Cardiovascular Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2025 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Doris Duke Fdn

Health Economics of Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV Treatment: Evaluating Intervention Outcomes for Individuals, Systems, and Communities
07/15/2020 - 04/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Weill Medical College of Cornell University NIH NIDA

Prevention and Rescue Of Fentanyl and Other Opioid Overdoses Using Optimized Naloxone Distribution Strategies (PROFOUND)
05/15/2019 - 02/28/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Weill Medical College of Cornell NIH NIDA

02/25/2019 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
RAND Corporation HHS CDC

Evaluation of a persuasive health communication intervention designed to increase HIV/HCV screening
09/30/2022 - 07/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NIH NIDA

Researching Effective Strategies to Prevent Opioid Death (RESPOND)
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Departments and Care Coordination on Treatment Outcomes (DETECT) for HCV Trial
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Denver Health Medical Center NIH NIDA

Expanding FDA's Opioids Systems Model to Enable Economic Evaluations and Outcome Analyses of National Opioid Policies
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital HHS FDA

Utilization of health services after engagement with opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment provider by individuals with and without post-traumatic stress disorder
05/01/2021 - 04/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Weill Medical College of Cornell NIH NIDA

Impact of health insurance type and transitions on treatment for opioid use disorder
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation Robert Wood Johnson

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  1. Kajtezovic S, Morgan JR, Fiascone S, Brandt HM, Perkins RB. Optimizing timing of adolescent vaccines: Impact of initiating HPV vaccination before Tdap or meningococcal vaccination on timely completion of the HPV vaccine series. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2023 Dec 31; 19(1):2175541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36798049; PMCID: PMC10026864; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2023.2175541;
  2. Rowan SE, Haukoos J, Kamis KF, Hopkins E, Gravitz S, Lyle C, Al-Tayyib AA, Gardner EM, Galbraith JW, Hsieh YH, Lyons MS, Rothman RE, White DAE, Morgan JR, Linas BP, Sabel AL, Wyles DL. The Determining Effective Testing in Emergency Departments and Care Coordination on Treatment Outcomes (DETECT) for Hepatitis C (Hep C) Linkage-to-Care Trial: rationale and design of an emergency department-based randomized clinical trial of linkage-to-care strategies for hepatitis C. Trials. 2023 Jan 27; 24(1):63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36707909; PMCID: PMC9880363; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-022-07018-w;
  3. Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Assoumou SA, Linas BP. Estimating Absenteeism Related to Nonalcohol Substance Use in a US National Cohort of Full-Time Employees. J Occup Environ Med. 2022 Nov 01; 64(11):899-904.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35901222; PMCID: PMC9637773; DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002612;
  4. Nolen S, Zang X, Chatterjee A, Behrends CN, Green TC, Linas BP, Morgan JR, Murphy SM, Walley AY, Schackman BR, Marshall BDL. Evaluating equity in community-based naloxone access among racial/ethnic groups in Massachusetts. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109668.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36309001; PMCID: PMC9833886; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109668;
  5. Lee YW, Morgan JR, Fiascone S, Perkins RB. Underscreenng, overscreening, and guideline-adherent cervical cancer screening in a national cohort. Gynecol Oncol. 2022 Sep 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36150914
  6. Morgan JR, Freibott CE, Jalali A, Jeng PJ, Walley AY, Chatterjee A, Green TC, Nolan ML, Linas BP, Marshall BDL, Murphy SM. The role of increasing pharmacy and community distributed naloxone in the opioid overdose epidemic in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York City. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2022 Sep; 4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36337350; PMCID: PMC9631422; DOI: 10.1016/j.dadr.2022.100083;
  7. Streed CG, Morgan JR, Gai MJ, Larochelle MR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Taylor JL. Prevalence of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Prescribing Among Persons With Commercial Insurance and Likely Injection Drug Use. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jul 01; 5(7):e2221346.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35819784; PMCID: PMC9277489; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.21346;
  8. Morgan JR, LaRochelle MR. Commentary on Karnik et al.: Harmonization now-the need for consistent, validated measures to identify opioid use disorder in observational data. Addiction. 2022 Sep; 117(9):2448-2449.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35762525
  9. Epstein RL, Wang J, White LF, Kapadia SN, Morgan JR, Bao Y, Linas BP. Medicaid Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Policies: Impact on Testing and Treatment in the Commercially Insured. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Sep; 63(3):e87-e98.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35725599; PMCID: PMC9676070; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.03.010;
  10. Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Meinhofer A, Friedman A, South EC, Epstein RL, Meisel ZF, Morgan JR. Buprenorphine uptake during pregnancy following the 2017 guidelines update on prenatal opioid use disorder. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Sep; 227(3):544-546.e1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35613648; PMCID: PMC9420821; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.05.041;
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2016 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI): Trainee Scholarship
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