Dr. Steve Morreale serves as a full-time Assistant Professor with Worcester
State University. He is also affiliated with Walden University and Roger
Williams University. Dr. Morreale
serves as the lead consultant and major case coordinator for a Medicare Program
Safeguard Contractor. Steve has trained
and consulted for police agencies, healthcare systems and providers across the
U.S., conducted internal inquiries for health professionals, has conducted
compliance and management reviews.
Dr. Morreale served in law enforcement for 30 years, having retired as Assistant
Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office
of Investigations, Office of Inspector General.
For nearly 20 years, he served with the Drug Enforcement Administration, serving
as a special agent and managing agent as well as serving with the Dover, New
Hampshire Police Department the U.S. Army Military Police Corps.
While at HHS-Investigations, Steve supervised and coordinated complex and
far-reaching investigations focusing on healthcare fraud, which included
pharmaceutical, PDMA and pricing fraud.
He also oversaw investigations into false reporting, schemes to defraud various
health care programs, grant and research fraud, obstruction of audits,
obstruction of justice, contract fraud, contractor and provider fraud, conflicts
of interest, and substandard quality of care leading to serious harm or death.
He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of U.S. Health
and Human Services and a Certificate of Recognition from the President’s Council
on Integrity and Ethics for his role in responding and leading a team of agents
to assist in disaster relief and recovery at the site of the World Trade Center
attacks in September of 2001.
Dr. Morreale holds a Doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort
Lauderdale and lectures and publishes regularly in the area of policing, health
care fraud, leadership, decision making and ethics.