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Dr. Jacquelyn Murphy joined the Health & Wellness department as an Assistant Professor in 2022. She graduated with her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) from Colorado School of Public Health, where she concentrated in Environmental Health. At Boston University, she earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) with a focus on Community Health as well as a Bachelor of Arts majoring in biology and minoring in women’s studies.
While at Colorado School of Public Health, Dr. Murphy worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant. She has also worked in health-focused roles in local and state government, research centers, and start-up companies based in academic institutions.
Her publications and presentations have examined community perspectives about healthcare, public health systems, and contemporary social and environmental issues. Her dissertation examined urban and rural environmental concerns and related government practices, programs, and plans. Her research interests include collaborative strategies for addressing environmental challenges such as climate change, environmental justice, and cross-sector partnerships to creatively approach community-driven change.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, cooking, traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with her family.