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Charles Morgan, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry

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Charles Morgan, MD


Over the course of 20 years at Yale University & the Neurobiological Studies Unit of National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Morgan's neurobiological and forensic research has established him as an international expert in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in eyewitness memory and in human performance under conditions of high stress. He is a forensic psychiatrist and has testified as an expert on Memory and PTSD at the International Tribunal on War Crimes, the Hague, BE. Dr. Morgan is subject matter expert in the selection and assessment of US Military Special Operations and Special Mission Units. His work has provided insight into the psycho-neurobiology of resilience in elite soldiers and has contributed to the training mission of Army special programs. For his work in the special operations community Dr. Morgan was awarded the US Army Award for Patriotic Service in 2008. In 2010 Dr. Morgan was awarded the Sir Henry Welcome Medal and Prize for his research on enhancing cognitive performance under stress in special operations personnel. in 2011 Dr. Morgan deployed to Afghanistan as an operational advisor with the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

At present Dr. Morgan teaches the Human Sexuality course for the Physician Associate Program, YSM as well as forensics related electives in Credibility Assessments and Indirect Assessments.

Education & Training

  • Forensic Fellowship
    Yale University (2002)
  • MA
    Yale University, History of Medicine (1996)
  • MD
    Loma Linda University (1986)


  • National Academy of Science Committee on Scientific Approaches to Understanding Eyewitness Identification
    United States (2013-2014)
    Dr. Morgan is the behavioral science & psychiatry member of the committee who, with other committee members is tasked with reviewing, assessing and analyzing the current scientific data on eyewitness identification so as to maximize the validity and reliability of eyewitness identification in law enforcement and the courts.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
United States Army Patriot Award US Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC2008
Special Teaching Award Yale University Physician Associate Program2002
Lucia P. Fulton Fellowship Award (History of Medicine, the Nathan Smith Club.Yale University School of Medicine1999
The Stephen Fleck Faculty Award as Exemplary Physician and Clinical Teacher Yale Department of Psychiatry1996, 1997

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