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Charles A. Morgan, III, MD, MA


Charles A. Morgan, III, MD, MA

Charles A. Morgan, III, MD, MA

Research Psychiatrist

Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale University School of Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Research Affiliate, History of Medicine


  • Yale University Department of Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, 2001
  • Yale University Graduate School, Masters in History of Medicine, 1996
  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Doctorate of Medicine, 1986
  • Pacific Union College, Bachelors Degree, 1982

Expertise and Interests

  • Memory and False Memory for High Stress Events
  • Cognition and Performance during High Stress
  • Special Operations Assessment and Selection
  • Resilience and PTSD
  • Forensic Statement Analysis and Cross Cultural Credibility Assessments

Membership in Professional Societies

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 19 (Member)
  • American Psychiatric Association (Member)

Awards and Honors

  • Sir Henry Wellcome Medal and Prize, AMSUS, 2010
  • US Army award for Patriotic Service, 2008
  • Steven Fleck Faculty Award, Yale University, 1997

Selected Publications

Morgan III, C. A., Southwick, S. M., Steffian, G., Hazlett, G. A., Loftus, E. F. (2013). Misinformation can influence memory for recently experienced, highly stressful events. International Journal of Law & Psychiatry, 36, 11-7. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2012.11.002

Morgan III, C. A., Colwell, K., Hazlett, G. A. (2011). Efficacy of Forensic Statement Analysis in Distinguishing Truthful from Deceptive Eyewitness Accounts of Highly Stressful Events. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56, pp 1237-1234. doi:10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01896.x

Morgan III, C. A., Russell, B., McNeil, J., Maxwell, J., Snyder, P. J., Southwick, S. M., Pietrzak, R. H. (2011). Baseline burnout symptoms predict visuospatial executive function during survival school training in special operations military personnel. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 1-8.

Morgan III, C.A., Taylor, M. (in press): Spontaneous and deliberate dissociative states during realistic military stress: Journal of Traumatic Stress Studies. McNeil, J. A., & Morgan, C. A. (2010). Cognition and decision making in extreme environments. In C. H. Kennedy & J. L. Moore (Eds.). Military Neuropsychology (pp. 361-382). New York, NY: Springer.

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