Morgen Angela Chalmiers

Morgen Angela Chalmiers
  • Social Sciences Building, Room 210 9500 Gilman Drive #0532 La Jolla, CA 92093-0532
Morgen Angela Chalmiers is a Psychological/Medical anthropologist and med student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Morgen entered the Medical Scientist Training Program to pursue a dual degree (MD-PhD) in 2014. Prior to matriculation, she volunteered as a doula and plans to pursue a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology following completion of her PhD. She received her undergraduate degree in the self-designed major of Women's Global Health at Pomona College.

Her research broadly examines women’s experiences of reproductive healthcare using the tools and theoretical lens of psychological anthropology. Her current project employs a phenomenological approach to investigate disparities in maternal mental health, specifically considering the case of postpartum PTSD. She is passionate about integrating anthropological insights into clinical practice and health policy through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Her hobbies include rock climbing, backpacking, and cooking.

Research Interests:
Maternal/Perinatal Mental Health, PTSD, Global Mental Health, Childbirth, Reproductive Health, Trauma, Qualitative/Mixed Methods Research, Embodiment, Refugee Health, and Critical Gender Studies.
2017 — Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. State Department: Hindi Language Study in Jaipur, India
2016 — Honors in Psychiatry Clinical Clerkship (UC San Diego School of Medicine)
2016 — Honors in Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinical Clerkship (UC San Diego School of Medicine)
2010 — Critical Language Scholarship, U.S. State Department: Arabic Language Study in Amman, Jordan
Chalmiers, Morgen Angela, Tyree, Griffin Ayaz, & Munir, Naeemah. “Complications and Contradictions in Community-Based Participatory Research: An Interactive Panel Discussion.” UC Global Health Day Breakout Session. Forthcoming. April 2018.
Chalmiers, Morgen Angela. “‘Saving Two Lives:’ Urgency, Metrics, and Discipline in Maternal Health Interventions.” Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. December, 2017.
Chalmiers, Morgen Angela. “The Deserving Fetus and the Unruly Laboring Body: Tensions Between Discipline and Care in Maternal Health.” National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Harvard University. April 2017.
Chalmiers, Morgen Angela. “For the Sake of the Baby: The Violence of Safer Births in Tamil Nadu.” Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meeting. March, 2017.

Spanish
• High Working Proficiency

French
• High Working Proficiency

Hindi/Urdu
• Intermediate High Proficiency (Official ACTFL OPI score)
Modern Standard Arabic
• Intermediate High Proficiency (Official ACTFL OPI score)