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Ethan Morgan

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Ethan Morgan

About

 

Dissertation defense scheduled for March 27, 2017.

Ethan is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences with a  focus on infectious disease and molecular epidemiology. His dissertation research involves the use of molecular epidemiology and phylogenetic analyses to develop recent HIV transmission networks among young Black MSM in Chicago.  The goal of this work is to characterize transmission networks, enhance partner tracing through the use of social network analyses, and to identify determinants of HIV seroconversion. While the majority of Ethan's research has focused on infectious diseases, he is also open to exploring environmental and chronic disease research as well.

Ethan received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree (biology) at Northeastern Illinois University in 2013, graduating with Honors and  summa cum laude.  During this time here he lead the re-organization of the local chapter of the National Biology Honors society, participated in the University Honors Program, performed undergraduate research, and volunteered at the Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  

Recent publications and presentations are below.

Publications


Publications


Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed, Published

*Denotes dissertation work

2017

Determinants of HIV phylogenetic clustering in Chicago among young black men who have sex with men from the uConnect cohort.*

Morgan E, Nyaku A, D’Aquila R, Schneider JA.  JAIDS 2017; in-production

Poor sleep quality is associated with elevated daytime cortisol levels.

Morgan E, Schumm LP, McClintock M, Waite L, Lauderdale DS. Sleep 2017; in-production

The organizing potential of sex behaviors: Sex behaviors as social cues that motivate where young men who have sex with men go to meet and socialize.

Young LE, Michaels S, Jonas A, Khanna AS, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Schneider JA. 2017; in-production

 

2016

Movement of HIV-1 infection through transmission networks of younger persons in Chicago, Illinois.

Morgan E, Oster A, Peace D, Townsell S, Benbow N, Schneider JA. Public Health Reports (in-press). 2016.

Estimating the incidence of skin and soft tissue infections at an academic medical center, 2006-2014. 

Morgan E, Daum R, David MZ. Open Forum Infectious Diseases (in-press). 2016.

Marijuana use among young men who have sex with men and the HIV Care Continuum: Findings from the uConnect Study.

Morgan E, Khanna A, Livak B, Voisin D, Young LE, Coombs B, Friedman S, Chang M, DuVoisin R, Michaels S, Schneider JA. Substance Use and Misuse. 2016.

Network dynamics and HIV risk and prevention in a population-based cohort of young black men who have sex with men.

Schneider JA, Cornwell B, Jonas A, Behler R, Lancki N, Skaathun B, Michaels S, Khanna AS, Young LE, Morgan E, Duvoisin R, Friedman S, Schumm P, Laumann EO.    Network Science (in-press). 2016.

Criminal justice involvement history is associated with better HIV care continuum metrics among a population-based sample of young Black MSM. 

Schneider JA, Kozloski M, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Voisin D, Lancki N, Morgan E, KhannaA, Green K, Coombs RW, Friedman S, Laumann E, Schumm LP for the uConnect and BARS Study Teams. AIDS. 2016.

 

2015

Do citation trends reflect epidemiologic patterns? Assessing MRSA, emerging and re-emerging pathogens, 1963-2014.

Morgan E, David MZ. BMC Infectious Disease. 2015.

Marijuana use as a sex-drug is associated with HIV risk among Black MSM and their network.

Morgan E, Skaathun B, Young L, Khanna A, Schumm LP, Voisin D, Michaels S, Schneider JA, Freidman SR. AIDS and Behavior. 2015.

Pre- exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge and use in a population-based sample of younger Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) in Chicago.

Khanna A, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Young LE, Schumm LP, Schneider JA. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015.

 

Submitted for

peer-review

*Denotes dissertation work

Trends in HIV risk, testing and treatment among MSM in Chicago, 2004-2014: Implications for implementation of HIV elimination efforts.

Morgan E, Skaathun B, Lancki N, Jimenez AD, Ramirez-Valles J, Bhatia R, Masiello-Schuette S, Benbow N, Prachand N, Schneider JA.

Molecular epidemiology of HIV infection in a Chicago Cohort of Young Black Men who have Sex with Men

Nyaku AN, Morgan E, D'Aquila R, Schneider JA.

Network viral load: a critical metric for HIV elimination

Skaathun B, Khanna AS, Morgan E, Friedman S, Schneider JA

 

Under development

*Denotes dissertation work

Are HIV seroconversions among young men who have sex with men associated with social network proximity to recently or long-term HIV-infected individuals*

Morgane E, Skaathun B, Michaels S, Duvoisin R, Schneider JA

Sex, confidant, and phylogenetic network overlap: a sociomolecular approach towards HIV prevention*

Morgan E, Oster A, Lauderdale DS, Hedeker D, Schneider JA. 

Decline of skin and soft tissue infections in emergency departments at 63 academic centers, 2009-2014.

David MZ, Morgan E, Daum R. 

HIV-infected emergency department patients experience a higher burden of skin and soft tissue infections across 86 academic medical centers in the United State

Morgan E, David MZ.

Comparing the incidence of MSSA and MRSA infections in children and adults at an academic medical center, 2006-2013. 

Acree ME, Morgan E, David MZ. 

Presentations


Presentations


Presentations

*Denotes presenting author

 

Invited

 

 

 

 

Oral

 

 

2016

Public health applications of social networks. 

Morgan E.* Presented at the Chicago Department of Public Health, 2016. 

 

2016

Using phylogenetics of HIV to inform prevention among young black men who have sex with men in Chicago. 

Morgan E*, Nyaku A, D’Aquila R, Schneider JA.  Oral presentation. International AIDS Conference, 2016.

Molecular analysis of HIV infected individuals in a network-based intervention (TRIP) in Athens: phylogenetics identify HIV infected individuals with social links.

Kostaki E*, Pavlitina E, Williams L, Schneider JA, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Psichogiou M, Sypsa V, Smymov P, Korobchuk A. Oral presentation. International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, 2016.

 

2015

Phylogenetic analyses of HIV-1 sequences can be used to target prevention programs in Chicago.

Morgan E*, Oster A, Townsell S, Peace D, Benbow N, Schneider JA. Roundtable presentation. American Public Health Association Conference, 2015.

Identifying peer change agents on a large social network.

Khanna AS*, Jacobs SD, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Young LE, Schneider JA. Paper panel session. Computation Social Science Summit, 2015. 

 

2016

Decreasing incidence of skin and soft tissue infections with a persistent summer peak at an academic medical center, 2006-2014.

Morgan E*, Daum R, David MZ. ID Week, 2016.

Repeat Syphilis Infection in Chicago, 2000-2014 - Need for Alternative Strategies for Disease Control

Tabidze I*, Morgan E. STD Prevention Conference, 2016.

PVL+ MRSA: emergence and shifting genetic backgrounds worldwide, 1960-2015.

Morgan E, Whitcomb K, David MZ*. ISSSI, 2016.

Networks of recently infected people who inject drugs (PWID) in Athens, Greece, June 2013—July 2015: epidemiological insight from a project to reduce HIV transmission.

Friedman SR*, Williams LD, Pavlatina E, Paraskevis D, Schneider JA, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Hatzakis A, Psichogyiou M, Kostaki E-G, Nikolopoulos G, Transmission Reduction Intervention Project Collaboaration Group. International AIDS Conference, 2016.

Characteristics associated with phylogenetic cluster membership and size among young Black men who have sex with men in Chicago.

Morgan E, Nyaku A, D’Aquila R, Schneider JA. Third Coast Symposium, 2016.

 

2015

Comparing the incidence of MSSA and MRSA infections in children and adults at an academic medical center, 2006-2013. 

Acree ME*, Morgan E, David MZ. Infectious Disease Week, 2015.

The organizing potential of risk behaviors: sexual risk behaviors as social cues that motivate where young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) go to meet and socialize.

Young LE*, Michaels S, Khanna A, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Schumm LP, Schneider JA. International AIDS Society Conference, 2015.

Pre- exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) knowledge and use in a population-based sample of younger Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) in Chicago.

Khanna A*, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Young L, Schumm LP, Schneider JA. International AIDS Society Conference, 2015.

Poor sleep quality is associated with elevated daytime cortisol levels.

Morgan E*, Schumm LP, McClintock M, Waite L, Lauderdale DS.  Society for Epidemiologic Research, 2015.

Marijuana use and its nuanced relationship with HIV treatment cascade metrics among young Black men.

Morgan E*, Skaathun B, Young LE, Khanna AS, Schumm LP, Voisin D, Michaels S, Schneider JA, Friedman SR. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 2015.

Drivers of HIV treatment success among a population- based sample of younger Black MSM.

Schneider JA*, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Khanna A, Young LE, Green K, Morgan E, Coombs R, Friedman SR, Schumm LP.  Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, 2015.

PVL+ MRSA on four continents: emergence and shifting genetic backgrounds in the literature, 1979-2012.

Morgan E*, David MZ. International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococal Infections, 2014. 

Poster