Dr. Morou is a dentist, with a two-year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry, and one-year training in Advanced Education General Dentistry, and a Doctoral training (PhD) in Microbiology/Immunology. She acquired formal training in Patient-Oriented research (through a K23 career development award from NIH/NIDCR), including epidemiology, statistics, and responsible conduct of research. Dr. Morou also has extensive experience in successful grant writing and proposal submission; as a PD/PI in NIH-funded projects, including a K-award, two R21s and an R01 grant, as well as corresponding supplements and competitive renewals. She has experience as a co-investigator in collaborative projects, including a T32 with the University of Rochester, as well as experience in written and verbal scientific communications.

Dr. Morou research career has been supported by and collaborated with the Alliance and its predecessors (CRC, PRCTRC) for the past twenty years.