Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison

Assistant Professor


722 West 168th St, R505
New York NY 10032


Christopher Morrison is a social epidemiologist specializing in spatial analytic methods. His research seeks to understand how social and physical environmental conditions affect population health, particularly injuries and alcohol-related harms. His recent work has examined associations between ridesharing (e.g. Uber) and motor vehicle crashes, bicycle infrastructure and bicycle crashes, and firearm laws and firearm violence. Dr Morrison also maintains research interests in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, including current projects to assess the scientific content presented in liquor licence hearing, and geographic determinants of road traffic crash risks.



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 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.
Kondo M, Morrison C, Guerra E, Kaufman EJ, Wiebe DJ. Where do bike lanes work best? A Bayesian spatial model of bicycle lanes and bicycle crashes. Safety Science, 2018; 103: 225-233.
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, Dong B, Branas CC, Richmond T, Wiebe DJ. A momentary exposures analysis of proximity to alcohol outlets and assault. Addiction, 2017; 112(2): 269-278.
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, Gruenewald PJ, Ponicki WR. Race, ethnicity and exposure to alcohol outlets. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 2016; 77(1):68-76.
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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