Pierre A. Morris, M.D.

Associate Dean for Clinical Education
Associate Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Dr. Morris joined OUWB in October 2021. He came from Wayne State University School of Medicine, where he most recently held the rank of clinical associate professor. His affiliation with WSU School of Medicine began with his residency training in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. Following residency training, he joined this department as residency faculty, and five years later, became the founding program director for the Wayne State University School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency Program, a position he held for 13 years.

For the past 10 years, Dr. Morris has simultaneously held the aforementioned director position as well as the director of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences Residency Program. He is the recipient of three medical student teaching awards, and has been awarded six excellence in resident teaching awards.

Throughout his 17-year tenure at WSU School of Medicine, Dr. Morris has conducted clinical research, published papers in peer reviewed journals, and taught both medical students and residents in a variety of clinical settings.

Dr. Morris is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, who has lived in Michigan for nearly 25 years.

He received his bachelor’s degrees in psychology and biology from Washington University in St. Louis. His first professional job was a high school biology teacher. After 12 years, he left teaching to attend medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and pursue a career as a physician.

Contact Information:
Office: 428 O’Dowd Hall
Email: [email protected]

Family Medicine

M.D., Ross University School of Medicine

Resident, Wayne State University Department of Family Medicine
Chief Resident, Department of Family Medicine

Research Interests:
Current research study: “Health, Happiness, and Doctor-Patient Relationships: A Primary Care Study”, explores the clinical utility of various measures of psychopathology and overall wellness in their ability to predict both good and bad doctor-patient relationships. This research study provides a deeper understanding of how to better address obstacles to health care utilization in primary care, with special consideration for doctor-patient relationships.