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Rutgers School of Social Work Welcomes New Faculty Member
January 6, 2021

In continued expansion of its innovative programs, Rutgers School of Social Work is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Cory Morton

Dr. Morton has joined the faculty of the Center for Prevention Science and the School of Social Work as an assistant research professor. He comes to Rutgers School of Social Work from the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire where he was an assistant professor. He earned his MSW from East Tennessee State University in 2007 and his Ph.D. from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2012.

Dr. Morton has more than ten years of experience conducting research in the field of prevention science, substance misuse, and child maltreatment. His research focuses on how to structure communities to support individual and family well-being through an investigation of how various features of the built environment are associated with substance-related harms. His recent work has focused on documenting the rising alcohol sales during the COVID-19 pandemic and using questions posed to substance use experts to develop youth-focused prevention curricula.

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