Morgan Shields, MPH, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Dr. Morgan Shields researches the quality and accountability of health care, with a focus on behavioral health services. The majority of her work has focused on inpatient and residential institutional settings, given the extreme power imbalances and vulnerabilities that patients face in these settings. Shields’ work aims to describe variation in the quality of care across organizations and patients, as well as to identify effective strategies (both in the inner-organization and external policy levers) to promote equitable, patient-centered care.