Morgan M. Philbin

Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences


Morgan M. Philbin, PhD MHS, is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia Unviersity's Mailman School of Public Health. She received her Masters of Health Sciences in International Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions (2007) and PhD in Health, Behavior and Society (2013), both from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia Unviersity and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has worked in the field of social policies and health disparities for 10 years conducting primarily qualitative and ethnographic research that explores how institutional and policy-level factors become integrated into the daily lives of racial and sexual minority youth. Dr. Philbin’s work has examined how harm reduction policies affect HIV prevention behaviors among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico and in Kunming, China. In addition, she has focused on the individual- and community-level factors that influence linkage to care and engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive adolescents, particularly sexual and gender minority youth.  During her postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Philbin worked on a project that conducted community-based ethnography with black men who have sex with men to inform an intervention to improve uptake to health services and adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection. She was also the Primary Investigator on an HIV Center funded pilot study that explored how state-level policies influence health outcomes for Latino immigrants. Dr. Philbin is currently co-Investigator on an NICHD-funded project through the Adolescent Trials Network to examine how HIV-infected youth transition to adult care. Dr. Philbin recently received a NIDA-funded K01 to examine how state-level policies impact sexual health and substance use risk for sexual minority youth. 

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