Morgan Bush is a clinical research assistant at PolicyLab and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Ms. Bush works with Dr. Jami Young on a research project regarding the prevention of adolescent depression, which examines the effects of matching youth to prevention programs based on their vulnerabilities for depression.
Prior to joining PolicyLab and Dr. Young’s research team, Ms. Bush graduated with her bachelors degree in psychology from Boston University in 2016. During her time in school, Ms. Bush volunteered at the Boston VA Hospital in the National Center for PTSD: Women’s Health Sciences Division, assisting on a research project aimed at improving primary care services for female victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Ms. Bush also conducted research at the Brain and Early Experiences Lab within the Boston University Child Development Labs on the topic of the stress hormone cortisol and its relation to children’s various life experiences. Since graduation, Ms. Bush has worked for a behavioral health rehabilitative services provider implementing individualized behavioral interventions with children and adolescents.