ACADEMICS

  • Stephen A. Morreale

    Contact Information
    Office: LRC-L120D
    Phone: 508-929-8708
    Email: stephen.morreale@worcester.edu

    Education
    A.A.S., Grahm Junior College
    B.S., University of Massachusetts-Boston
    M.P.A., Golden Gate University
    D.P.A., Nova Southeastern University

    Biography
    Dr. Steve Morreale serves as Chair and Associate 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.

    Stephen A. Morreale