- MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1978
Dr. Murray is an adolescent medicine clinical researcher with experience in prevention interventions that address sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy in adolescents and young adults in clinic, school and community settings. She has recognized expertise in prevention interventions that address problems of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, diet, tobacco use, obesity, and depression in adolescents. She has been a Co-PI and site-PI on NIH, OAH and other government-funded studies evaluating screening and interventions for teens in primary care and community settings and has collaborated for two decades with the transdisciplinary Social and Decision Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon University with whom she developed one of the evidence-based reproductive health risk reduction programs. She chaired the data and safety monitoring board of a multi-site RCT, and has been a member of SNEM-3 NIH and NICHD Pediatric Study Sections.
Current research projects include
- multi-site RCT of a pregnancy prevention intervention using web-based interactive video (seventeendays.org) and medically accurate and culturally sensitive curricular materials in community-based organizations (CBOs),
- development and evaluation of telehealth behavioral and somatic health services to teens in underserved counties in West Virginia
- analysis of clinical, metabolomic and microbiotic effects of diet change in young adults with metabolic syndrome.
- survey of acceptability of time-limited eating approach to weight loss in adolescents
- exploring associations between mircoRNA expression in obese and non-obese adolescents, and their association with family history
- evaluation of a multi-state community-based interventions to reduce HPV consequences by enhancing vaccine uptake, improving HPV screening and Pap smear rates and decreasing smoking
- pharmacy assessment of access and barriers to emergency contraception in WV
She mentors clinical scholars and junior faculty from the schools of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, agriculture and public health, and is involved with the establishment of a practice-based research network in WV. She has long established clinical, governance, advisory and research relationships with family planning agencies, women’s health organizations, youth-serving programs and school-based health centers in WV and PA.
Patient Care Information
- Adolescent Medicine
- Reproductive Medicine
- Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Other Speciality Training, Health Planning
Univ. New South Wales, Australia, 1986
Other Speciality Training, Nutrition
Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia Univ./New York, 1974
Residency, Pediatric Residency
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1981