Dr. Morris is the Executive Director and founder of the International Coalition for Alzheimer’s Research and Education. With nearly 20 years of experience, he has a diverse leadership background in academia, administration, clinical practice, and community outreach.
Dr. Morris has earned several professional degrees and certifications which include a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Post-Masters of Science in Gerontology as a Nurse Practitioner and a Post-Masters Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification all from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Morris obtained his PhD of Philosophy in Nursing Science with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and Bio-Behavior from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in which he graduated with top honors. He was recently named UCLA’s School of Nursing Alumnus of the year (2017), Villager Award Leadership (2017), I️-Help Foundation Executive of the Year Award (2017), the American Nurses of America/California, Presidential Leadership Award (2018), and 2019 Emcee for UCLA’s 70th Anniversary Gala.
Dr. Morris has published and presented several scholarly papers at the state, regional, and national conferences. In addition he has remained extremely active in community outreach and educating at risk groups regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, his latest project includes a self-published children book: “The World’s Greatest Grandpa…” a fictional novel that focuses on educating Parents and Children about Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Morris has received several distinguished awards including the Faculty of the year Award, John. A Hartford Fellowship, and the California Research & Education Endowment. He is a member of many professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, Geriatric Society of America, & Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated. He is a lifelong learner and strong advocate for student success. His other areas of interest include: mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, teaching, faculty development, musicology, and community outreach.
Recent Accomplishments and Activities of Dr. Joseph Morris, PhD, MSN, RN:
Self Published Children’s Book, The World’s Greatest Grandpa: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, By Dr. Joseph Morris.
Self Published Children’s Book, Big Momma Sweet Potato Pies: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease, By Dr. Joseph Morris.
Self Published Children’s Book, The Music within Me: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease (Spanish), By Dr. Joseph Morris.
Self Published Children’s Book, The Music within Me: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease(English), By Dr. Joseph Morris.
Self Published Children’s Book, Tia Chi in the Park: A Children’s Book about Alzheimer’s Disease, By Dr. Joseph Morris.
Safety First: A Guide for Children and Family Members Caring for Person’s with Alzheimer’s disease, By Dr. Joseph Morris.
Outskirts Press: http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore/details/9781478774655
Amazon Bookstore: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1478774657?vs=1
The Essentials of Success: 101 Quick Questions Every Leader Should Know: https://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Success-Questions-Leader-Should/dp/1071455133/ref=asc_df_1071455133/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=366281127771&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand
Nxtgov Presentation Workshop about Essentials of Success: https://animoto.com/play/Z15AzeiVrDAhtk9TtfqRXw
Sacramento Public Library: Library of Congress Book Adoption: https://catalog.saclibrary.org/Record/.b26150980?searchId=5006740&recordIndex=1&page=1
Big Momma Sweet Potato Pies: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease –
“The Music within Me: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease (Spanish): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1657843440/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_emqgEb80C55WN
The Music within Me: A Children’s Guide to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease(English): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1676476407/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_1IqgEb7FZFP80
Tia Chi in the Park: A Children’s Book about Alzheimer’s Disease https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RTLB4Z/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_8wOBEb3QGZ5WA
Safety First: A Guide for Children and Family Members Caring for Person’s with Alzheimer’s disease: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0884CRRP7/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_W6gUEb4ET95Z4
The Giving Heart: A Daily Journal for Essential Workers: Spiritual Devotions Based on Love, Hope, Strength and Trust
Complete List of Current Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dr.-Joseph-Morris/e/B07W1HTZB6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
More Recent Accomplishments and Activities of Dr. Joseph Morris, PhD, MSN, RN:
Univ of Michigan (page 35) http://nursing.umich.edu/sites/default/files/content/page/about/doc/nm_summer_2017_online_version.pdf
UCLA Distinguished Alumni Award https://www.nursing.ucla.edu/alumni-and-support/alumni/2017-distinguished-alumni-awards
UCLA 2018 Keynote Graduation Commencement Speaker (fast forward to 2:53) https://youtu.be/IWfEzVS5wb0
UCLA :Remember Me http://magazine.ucla.edu/depts/quicktakes/remember-me/
Southern Nevada Black Nurses Awards Keynote https://snbna.nursingnetwork.com/nursing-events/74571-scholarship-award-luncheon#!info
I️-Help Foundation (2017 Administrator of the Year Award) http://www.i-helpfoundation.org
Standford Health System Grand-rounds 2017 https://stanfordhealthcare.org/content/dam/SHC/health-care-professionals/nursing/docs/ngr-april17.pdf
ANA/C 2018 Presidential Award Recipient and Speaker https://www.anacalifornia.org/2018-ana-c-general-assembly
Twitter: Words of Wisdom twitter.com › samanthafarrnp › statusWeb resultsSamantha GamblesFarr on Twitter: “Words of mentor wisdom: “When … Founder of iCare (International Coalition for Alzheimers Research an Education) https://icare-alz.org
Keeping Nursing patients hydrated https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0193945906286607
“Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.” – Dr. Joseph Morris, PhD, MSN, RN