Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health

Sheldon Morris, MD, MPH

Sheldon Morris, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

UCSD Antiviral Research Center
220 Dickinson Street

Mailing Address

200 Arbor Dr.,Mail code 8208

San Diego, CA 92103

Telephone: 619 543 4761
Email: shmorris@ucsd.edu



Dr. Morris was in microbiology as an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia and graduated from the School of Medicine in 1990 followed by an affiliated internship at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. After practicing for several years he completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, majoring in Quantitative Methods, followed by a residency in Preventive Medicine at UCSF/ UC Berkeley and a fellowship at the State of California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch. He has served on the faculty of the UCSD School of Medicine since 2006 and currently is involved in clinical practice, teaching and research.

Research and Teaching

Dr. Morris studies infectious disease epidemiology. The focus of his research has been the epidemiology, natural history and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV. This has included the occurrence of both bacterial and viral STIs. He has clinical specialties in Family Practice and Preventive Medicine. He teaches in the CREST Program and an associated Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research (MAS-CR) degree program at UCSD. This program trains students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty at UCSD and other institution. He has taught epidemiology, principles of clinical trials and ethics of clinic research at UCSD and abroad.

Selected Publications

Morris SR, Klausner JD, Buchbinder SP, Wheeler SL, Koblin B, Coates T, Chesney M, Colfax GN. Prevalence and incidence of pharyngeal gonorrhea in a longitudinal sample of men who have sex with men: the EXPLORE study. Clin Infect Dis, 2006; 43(10):1284-1289. (48 citations)

Morris SR, Bauer HM, Samuel MC, Gallagher D, Bolan G. Neonatal herpes morbidity and mortality in California, 1995-2003. Sex Transm Dis, 2008; 35(1):14-18.

Morris SR, Knapp JS, Moore DF, Trees DL, Wang SA, Bolan G, Bauer HM. Using strain typing to characterize a fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae transmission network in Southern California. Sex Transm Infect, 2008. 84 (4), 290-91.

Morris CN, Morris SR, Ferguson A, Sexual Behavior of Female Sex Workers and Access to Condoms in Kenya and Uganda on the trans-Africa, AIDS and Behavior, 2009; 13(5):860-5.

Morris SR, Moore DF, Trees DL, Wang SA, Bolan G, Bauer HM, Strain Typing and Antimicrobial Resistance of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a California Outbreak, J Clin Micro., 2009, 47(9): 2944-5.

Morris SR, Little SL, Cunningham T, Garfein RS, Richman DD, Smith DM, Evaluation of HIV Nucleic Acid Testing Program with Automated Internet and Voicemail Systems to Deliver Results, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2010, 152(12): 778-85.

Morris SR, Little SL, Men Who Have Sex with Men: Resurgent HIV Epidemics, Current Opinions in HIV/AIDS, 2011 Jul;6(4):326-32.

Reid EG  Morris SR, HIV Co-receptor Usage in HIV-Related Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Infectious Agents and Cancer, Infect Agent Cancer. 2012 Mar 15;7(1):6.

Ma W, Gutierrrez A, Goff DJ, Geron I, Sadarangani A, Jamieson CA, Court AC, Shih AY, Jian Q, Wu CC, Li K, Smith KM, Crew LA, Gibson NW, Deichaite I, Morris SR, Wei P, Carson DA, Look AT, Jamieson CH, NOTCH1 Signaling Promotes Human T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia initiating Cell Regeneration in Supportive Niches, PLoS One. 2012;7(6):e39725.

Gianella S, Morris SR, Vargas MV, Young JA, Callahan B, Richman DD, Little SJ, Smith DM, The Role of Seminal Shedding of Herpesviruses in HIV Transmission, J Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;207(2):257-61.

Gianella S, Anderson CM, Vargas MV, Richman DD, Little SJ, Morris SR, Smith DM, CMV DNA in Semen and Blood is associated with Higher Levels of Proviral HIV DNA, J Infect Dis. 2013 Mar 15;207(6):898-902.

Jiang Q, Crews LA Barrett CL Chun HJ Goff DJ Minden M Sadarangani A  Morris SR Marra MA Frazer KA and Jamieson CHM, RNA Editing Drives Malignant Progenitor Reprogramming in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 15;110(3):1041-6.

Goff DJ Court-Recart A Shih AY Sadarangani A Krajewska M Leu H Christian L Barrett CL Chun E Wei J Zhai D Geron I Chuang R Balaian L Gotlib J Minden M Martinelli G Schairer AE Ma W Jiang Q Rusert J Dao KH Shazand K Wentworth P Jamieson CA Morris SR Lawrence SB Goldstein LS HudsonTJ Marra M Frazer KA Smith KM, Maurizio Pellecchia M Reed JC Jamieson CH, Niche targeting of human blast crisis leukemia stem cells with a novel pan-BCL2 inhibitor, Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Mar 7;12(3):316-28.

Gianella S, Haubrich R, Daar E, Dube M, Anderson C Vargas MV Little SJ Richman DD Smith DM, Morris SR, Shedding of HIV and Human Herpesviruses in the Semen of Effectively Treated HIV-1-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men, Clin Infect Dis. 2013 May 22.