Morgan Anvari is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program, working with Dr. Jessica Magidson in the Global Mental Health and Addiction Program (GMAP). Morgan received her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received the University’s 2020 Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Award for her work in GMAP and the Maryland Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab. She continued her work in GMAP for two years following her undergraduate studies, working primarily on domestic intervention pilots testing the initial efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of peer-led behavioral interventions to support substance use treatment engagement. Morgan’s current research interests include continuing to adapt behavioral interventions for peer delivery in resource-limited settings, and examining mechanisms of patient outcome change unique to the peer-patient relationship.

Areas of Interest

  • Substance use
  • Task sharing
  • Implementation science
  • Peer recovery specialists


  • BA
    Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
Morgan Anvari pictured here
2103 Cole Field House
Department of Psychology
manvari [at]