Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Kasey Morris draws on an interdisciplinary perspective in public health and behavioral science to further Surgo’s mission of tackling stubborn problems in global development. She believes data insights can be harnessed to advance an understanding of the multifaceted nature of behavior and rapidly drive innovation to improve the human condition.
Prior to joining Surgo, Kasey led research efforts in skin cancer prevention as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Her work utilized creative applications of data analytic techniques to identify individual differences in cancer preventative behaviors and assess the impact of policy level change on health outcomes. She also worked to integrate large scale, national data sources across platforms to provide deeper insight into the factors driving health outcomes. In her previous work, Kasey researched the role of self and identity in health behaviors and decision making.
Kasey completed her postdoctoral training in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute. Kasey holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of South Florida and BA in English from Florida State University.