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Alanna A. Morris, MD, MSc

Atlanta, Georgia

Alanna A. Morris, MD, MSc

Cardiologist

About

Dr. Alanna A. Morris is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Emory Cardiovascular Clinical Research Institute. Currently she serves as the Director for Heart Failure Research and the Associate Program Director for the Clinical Investigator Track of the Cardiology Fellowship.

Education and Training

Dr. Morris received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her medical degree from the Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Subsequently, she came to Emory University to complete fellowships in general cardiology, and advanced heart failure and transplant.

Professional Highlights

Her clinical time is spent as faculty in Emory’s Center for Heart Failure Therapy and Transplantation. She has held K23 funding from the NIH/NHLBI, and career development award funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Faculty Development Program. Her research program focuses on studying mechanisms that underlie race- and gender disparities in heart failure risk and progression, including the role of biologic determinants such as biomarkers of oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction, as well as social determinants of health including neighborhood that amplify risk for adverse outcomes in heart failure.

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