Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Director for Center for Latino Digestive Health
Director of UNC Program in Nicaragua-UNC, IGHID
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dr. Morgan attended Dartmouth College and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco. He also earned a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Morgan has been a UNC faculty member for the past four years and is a member of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases, with a focus on gastric disorders, including Functional Dyspepsia and H. Pylori. He also directs the Capsule Endoscopy program at UNC.
Dr. Morgan is Director of the nascent Center for Latino Digestive Health at UNC, with clinical and research initiatives in Central America and North Carolina. He has extensive experience in Latin America and with the Latino population. He is a former Peace Corps engineer, having designed rural electrification systems in Honduras. In medical school, he served as US Public Health Service COSTEP volunteer at Migrant Farm worker clinics in the Rio Grande Valley. His research interests include the epidemiology of FGIDs in the Latino population, gastric cancer epidemiology, and Latino digestive health. Active functional GI research protocols include a large population-based FGID epidemiology collaboration with the University of Nicaragua, with funding from the Rome Committees. He also directs a gastric cancer epidemiology initiative in Honduras, with a focus on host genetic and dietary factors.
Dr. Morgan receives research funding from the NIH through the Mentored Scholars Program, as well as from foundations and industry. He was a recipient of the American College of Gastroenterology’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Research in October 2004. His research team includes Paris Heidt (Program Manager).
H pylori, gastric cancer, dyspepsia, esophageal diseases, GI manifestations of HIV, capsule endoscopy.