Events / HSR Collaborative Seminar with Morgan Shields

HSR Collaborative Seminar with Morgan Shields

November 8, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Taylor Avenue Building, 600 S Taylor Ave., St Louis, Missouri 63110

The Center for Advancing Health Services, Policy & Economics Research merged our monthly meetings (formerly known as CHEPAR) with the Center for Administrative Data Research users’ group meeting to create the Health Services Research (HSR) Collaborative seminar series.

These meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month and are open to Washington University faculty, staff, students and external collaborators.

Featured Presentation

The Need to Prioritize Patient-Centered Care in Accountability of Inpatient Psychiatry

Morgan Shields, PhD
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Morgan Shields researches the quality and accountability of behavioral health care. Her work seeks to identify strategies to improve patient-centered, equitable care. She is particularly focused on identifying policies (e.g., payment, regulations) to motivate and support quality improvement in vulnerable settings. Shields is one of few people studying the quality of inpatient psychiatry, which has led to measurable impact at state and national levels. The Deputy Under Secretary for Health and Organizational Excellence at the Veterans Health Administration responded to Shields’ research with an internal investigation into the quality of care at their inpatient facilities, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health revised its critical incident monitoring system in response to Shields’ work, and her work has contributed to federal actions to improve the systematic collection of patient experience data from inpatient psychiatric facilities in the country. Shields directs the IDEAL (Inclusive, Dignified, Equitable and Effective, Accountable, and Loving) Lab, which identifies strategies for providing patient-centered care, is assistant director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research, and director of the “Love in Action” Master’s Research Fellowship at WashU’s Brown School.


This is a hybrid event with opportunities to attend in person in the Doll & Hill Room on the second floor of the Taylor Avenue Building and virtually via Zoom. Please RSVP to to attend.

Directions & parking

The Taylor Avenue Building is just one block east of the Central West End MetroLink station.

Free, limited visitor parking is available in two-hour increments in the lot in front of the building along Taylor Avenue. By-the-hour parking is located at the Clayton Avenue garage just south of the institute at the corner of Clayton and Taylor Avenues. Learn more about parking on the Medical Campus.

Virtual attendance

Please RSVP to to receive the Zoom meeting link.

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.