Dr. Morton’s research interests include comparative effectiveness research, in which two different treatment options are compared to each other to determine effectiveness, benefits and harm. She also looks for patterns among studies in evidence-based medicine and is interested in the sampling of vulnerable populations.
Dr. Morton serves on the U.S. Census Advisory Committee and is well-versed in how Census data can shape policy decisions.
Prior to joining GSPH, Dr. Morton was vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International, head of the RAND Corporation’s Statistics Group, and co-director of the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center. She was 2009 president of the American Statistical Association and is a founding editor of Statistics, Politics and Policy.
Dr. Morton holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.