Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Assistant Professor


722 West 168th St, R505
New York NY 10032


Christopher Morrison is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health who specializes in spatial epidemiologic methods. His research, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, seeks to understand how social and physical environmental conditions affect population health, particularly injuries, alcohol use, and alcohol-related harms. His recent work has examined associations between ridesharing services (such as Uber) and motor vehicle crashes, bicycle infrastructure and bicycle crashes, and firearm laws and firearm violence. Dr. Morrison previously worked as an Associate Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Berkeley, California, and he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Penn Injury Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Monash University, Australia.



PhD, 2016, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
MPH, 2010, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
BA, 2004, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Other Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Spatial Analysis, Injury Prevention, Social Epidemiology, Social Factors in Health, Environmental Epidemiology, Addiction/Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Urban Health

Select Publications

Morrison CN, Byrnes HF, Miller BA, Kaner E, Wiehe SE, Wiebe DJ. Assessing individuals exposure to environmental conditions using residence-based, activity location-based, and activity path-based measures. Epidemiology, 2019, 30(20): 166-176.
Morrison CN, Ferris J, Wiebe DJ, Peek-Asa C, Branas CC. Sobriety checkpoints and alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes at different temporal scales. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2019, 56(6): 795-802.
Morrison CN, Thompson J, Kondo M, Beck B. Bicycle lane types, roadway characteristics, and risks for bicycle crashes. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2019, 123: 123-131.
Morrison C, Jacoby SF, Dong B, Delgado MK, Wiebe DJ. Ridesharing and motor vehicle crashes in four U.S. cities: An interrupted time-series analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2018; 187(2): 224-232.
Morrison C, Ukert B, Palumbo A, Dong B, Jacoby SF, Wiebe DJ. Assaults on days of campaign rallies during the 2016 US Presidential Election. Epidemiology, 2018; 29(4): 490-493.
Kaufman EJ, Morrison CN, Branas CC, Wiebe DJ. Gun control policies: State laws and interstate spillover effects on gun deaths. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2018; 178(5): 692-700.
Jacoby SF, Dong B, Beard JH, Wiebe DJ, Morrison C. The enduring impact of historical and structural racism on urban violence in Philadelphia. Social Science and Medicine, 2018, 199: 87-95.
Morrison C, Smith K, Gruenewald PJ, Ponicki WR, Lee JP, Cameron P. Relating off-premise alcohol outlet density to intentional and unintentional injuries. Addiction, 2016; 111(1):56-64.
Morrison C, Cameron P. The case for environmental strategies to prevent alcohol-related trauma. Injury. 2015; 46(7):1183.
Morrison C. Exposure to alcohol outlets in rural towns. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2015; 39(1):73-8.

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