Morgan Taylor

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Morgan Taylor is a first year PhD student in Epidemiology and a graduate assistant at the Institute for Disaster Management. Her main research interest centers around applying the modeling and data analysis techniques used in Epidemiology to the fields of emergency and disaster management. Her doctoral research currently focuses on creating a realistic model of a simulated nuclear weapon detonation in the United States. She hopes such a model will better inform the immediate emergency response should such an event occur.

She holds a master’s degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Disaster Management from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Emory University. She is also a licensed Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). Morgan is heavily involved in supporting the Athens-Clarke County response community by participating in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the UGA Medical Reserve Corps (UGA MRC), and the American Red Cross. She is a co-President of the student branch of the UGA MRC.