Laura Jo Morrison MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology and Geriatrics) and Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing; Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Education and Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Supportive Oncology ProgramInternal Medicine: Palliative Care Program

Yale School of Nursing

Research Interests

palliative care medical education; communication skills training; management of implantable cardiac devices at end of life more...


  • M.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1997

Selected Publications

  • Singh MK, Ogrinc G, Cox KR, Dolansky M, Brandt J, Morrison LJ, Harwood B, Petroski G, West A, Headrick LA.The Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool Revised (QIKAT-R). Acad Med. 2014 Oct;89(10):1386-91. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000456
  • Schaefer KG, Chittenden EH, Sullivan AM, Periyakoil VS, Morrison LJ, Carey . EC, Sanchez-Reilly S, Block SD.Raising the bar for the care of seriously ill patients: results of a national survey to define essential palliative care competencies for medical students and residents. Acad Med. 2014 Jul;89(7):1024-31.
  • Sanchez-Reilly S, Morrison LJ, Carey E, Bernacki R, O'Neill L, Kapo J, Periyakoil VS, Thomas Jde L. Caring for oneself to care for others: physicians and their self-care. J Support Oncol. 2013 Jun;11(2):75-81.



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