Jessica Morgan studies the intersection of behavioral health issues and military life. A member of our Military and Family Risk Behavior Research Program, she conducts data collection and analysis for epidemiologic studies of substance abuse and mental health. Her research interests include posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth, resilience, and grit, and the experience of readjusting to civilian life.
Currently, Dr. Morgan is contributing to a Department of Defense-funded project on predicting and preventing military workplace violence. For the U.S. Air Force, she is helping develop an intervention to reduce the risk of repeat sexual abuse or assault among men and women who were victimized before joining the military.
Dr. Morgan joined RTI in 2016. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, and founded the Military Psychology Interest Group at North Carolina State University.