Michelle Morse is an internal medicine hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in the Division of Global Health Equity and an affiliate of Harvard University’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Morse is also social medicine course director and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She co-founded EqualHealth, an organization supporting the development of Haitian health care professionals, where she serves as co-director. She works to strengthen medical education globally, to expand the teaching of social medicine in the United States and abroad, and to support health systems strengthening through equitable approaches to human resources for health.
Morse served as assistant program director for the internal medicine residency at BWH. She worked with several partners to found the Social Medicine Consortium (SMC), a global coalition seeking to address the miseducation of health professionals on the root causes of illness. She works on the SMC’s global Campaign Against Racism. Morse was previously the deputy chief medical officer for Partners in Health (PIH)and now serves on the PIH board of directors.
Morse earned a BS in French from the University of Virginia, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and an MPH from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. In 2018, Morse was named a Soros Equality Fellow.