Christine Morton

Research Sociologist | Program Manager

Christine H. Morton PhD, joined the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) at Stanford University in 2008 where she conducts research on maternal mortality and morbidity and has co-led expert task forces on translating the findings into California’s maternal quality toolkits. She manages the California Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR) with colleagues from California Department of Public Health and Public Health International.  She is co-investigator with PI Dr. Jochen Profit on NIH-funded research projects focused on measuring and identifying drivers for racial/ethnic disparities among very low birth weight babies cared for in California neonatal intensive care units. Dr. Morton was  co-chair of the National Partnership Maternal Safety workgroup on Patient, Family and Staff Support after a Severe Maternal Event (link is external). She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. Dr. Morton received her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Los Angeles.