Kevin Morris, PhD (Treasurer)
Dr. Kevin Morris pursues an interest in applying his scientific expertise to a better understanding of the human-animal bond and the advancement of animal health and welfare. He does this as a professional consultant and as an Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, Denver, CO). As the Director of Research at the Animal Assistance Foundation from 2008 into 2012, he developed models for better understanding the issues of animal sheltering, dog and cat sterilization, unwanted horses and animal-assisted therapy. The information was used to drive the foundation’s grantmaking strategy. Now, his research with local and national organizations continues to create important new information for the animal welfare community.
Dr. Morris brings an extensive background in medical research and technology development to his work in animal health and welfare. He was involved in cancer research for over 20 years, including a 10-year stint as a Co-Founding Partner of Sirius Medicine, a research and development company that generates new radio-surgical technologies for cancer treatment. Dr. Morris received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago, and was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado.