Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Cara Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2015) from the University of Georgia. She completed a clinical psychology residency at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 postdoctoral research fellowship focused on Substance Abuse Intervention Outcome Research at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) in the School of Public Health. Dr. Murphy was awarded a K23 career development award from NIDA to develop and pilot a multiple health behavior change intervention. This intervention aims to help individuals who smoke cigarettes are and overweight or obese make changes in diet, physical activity, and smoking. Dr. Murphy has joined the faculty at CAAS to conduct her research and to receive continued training in qualitative methods, treatment development, conducting clinical trials, and advanced data analysis.

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