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Shannon Morrison, PhD, FNP-BC

Shannon Morrison, PhD, FNP-BC Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing Building 450
1720 2nd Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 996-7841
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Dr. Shannon Morrison is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing. She is also an associate scientist with the Nutrition and Obesity Research Center, the Minority Health Research Center, Comprehensive Diabetes Research and Training Center and the Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education. She is a family nurse practitioner with clinical expertise in primary and emergency care. She later received her Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. During her doctoral training, Dr. Morrison completed the Leadership in Education and Adolescent Health (LEAH) fellowship and after joining UAB, she completed the one-year Health Disparities Research Training Program.

Dr. Morrison’s main research interest is developing nutritional and behavioral strategies that reduce diabetes risk in adolescents with a special interest in minority populations. She is specifically interested in the roles of nutrition and physical activity during adolescence and how it impacts diabetes risk across the life span.


  • Morrison, S., Dashiff, C., & Vance, D. (2013). Role of parental autonomy support on self-determination in influencing diet and exercise motivation in older adolescents. Nursing: Research and Reviews, 2013(3), 77-85.
  • Morrison, S., Dashiff, C., Abdullatif, H., & Moreland, E. (2012). Parental separation anxiety and diabetes self-management of older adolescents: A pilot study. Pediatric Nursing, 38(2), 88-95.
  • Morrison, S. (2010). The role of parental autonomy support in the motivation of the health behaviors of diet and exercise in older adolescents (Doctoral dissertation). University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
  • Dashiff, C., Morrison, S., & Rowe, J. (2008). Fathers of children and adolescents with diabetes: What do we know? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(2), 101-119.