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Andrea Morrison, MD


Andrea K. Morrison, MD

Associate Professor


  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee Campus
  • 8915 W. Connell Ct.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

General Interests

Dr. Morrison is a board certified pediatrician with specialty fellowship training in emergency medicine. She has interest in caring for children in emergencies as well as effective physician communication with patients and caregivers. She enjoys teaching fellows, residents, and medical students to care for emergencies in children. She has a particular interest in health literacy and the effects of poor health literacy on the understanding of common pediatric illnesses. She is involved in health literacy efforts at Children's including development of educational materials for caregivers and patients.


MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, 2007

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, 2010

Fellowship, Pediatrics Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003

Research Interests

Dr. Morrison is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician and health literacy researcher and advocate. Her overarching career goal is to better understand and impact the pathway linking low health literacy to poor health outcomes, including increased ED utilization. Her vision is to transform healthcare communication to help children and families understand and make decisions about their health including when to seek emergency care.

Her research has focused on the effects of parent health literacy and the decision to seek non-urgent emergency care for children that are otherwise healthy. Dr. Morrison also has interest in ED use by children with chronic illness, including asthma and sickle cell disease. She is studying the impact of health literacy-related interventions on ED use in patients with chronic illness. She has published work regarding health literacy and ED utilization, health literacy measurement in parents, and health literacy and clinical care in the ED. She is involved in health literacy clinical efforts at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin including development of educational materials for caregivers and patients and serves as the Co-Director of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Health Literacy Task Force.