Erin Morley is a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Agricultural Safety and Health. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA, and is originally from Sherrard, IL. For her thesis, Erin is currently conducting research into the healthcare-seeking behaviors among Midwest farmers. More specifically, Erin is interested in how the quality of a farmer's health insurance affects what type of healthcare he or she seeks in the categories of treatment of acute injuries and illnesses, management of chronic injuries and illnesses, and preventive services, such as yearly physicals and cancer screenings. Aside from graduate coursework, Erin is also involved with the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety. She is also planning on applying to occupational therapy doctoral programs, and hopes to continue working with farmers and other members of rural communities in that role.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Diane Rohlman