Dr. Morgan is a Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. He is Vice-Chair for Academics in the Department of Pediatrics and Deputy Director for Pediatrics of the Arizona Respiratory Center. He is Director of the Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy and Immunology Division. Dr. Morgan is an internationally recognized clinical scientist with research interests including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and pediatric sleep medicine. He is co-chair of the Epidemiologic Study of Cystic Fibrosis (ESCF). The ESCF is an observational study of cystic fibrosis care and outcomes which has resulted in over 45 publications related to risk factors for CF lung disease progression, care, and outcomes.
Dr. Morgan is also founding chair of the CFF Data Safety Monitoring Board. Dr. Morgan's skills as a respiratory physiologist have been critical to the success of the Tucson Children's Respiratory Study (TCRS) which is an NIH-NHLBI funded birth cohort study of respiratory health from infancy through early adulthood. The TCRS has added substantively to our understanding of risk factors for asthma and has clarified the phenotypes of wheezing illness in children. Recently, the TCRS team has demonstrated the critical role infant lung function plays in determining physiologic outcomes in young adults. Dr. Morgan has broad experience in collaborative clinical research having been a principal investigator in both the ICAS and ICAC NIAID inner city asthma research networks and lead investigator on two of the core research studies in these networks. He is senior investigator in the University of Arizona Site for the Asthmanet NHLBI network and chairs the Equipment Committee.