Dr. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Additionally, he is Medical Director of Open Door Health, an initiative of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, and Rhode Island's first comprehensive primary care clinic dedicated to meeting the needs of the state's LGBTQ+ population. Dr. Murphy is also a staff physician at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections where he manages a number of population health programs including HIV prevention programming, Hepatitis C treatment and gender affirming care.
Dr. Murphy's research interest align with his clinical work and focus on reducing health disparities among marginalized populations. He is supported by two research grants which seek to improve pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake among individuals experiencing incarceration as they return to the community. He has also been supported by a CDC programmatic grant to improve access to Hep C treatment among those with a history of substance use disorders.
Dr. Murphy also has significant experiene working with vulnerable populations globally. He speaks Spanish, French and Arabic. He was a Fulbright research fellow in Morocco where he conducted descriptive analyses of the country's national HIV program. He was an Erasmus Mundus fellow and completed the European Masters of Public Health in Spanish and the Andalucian School of Public Health in Granada, Spain and defended his Master's thesis on global health system reform in French at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Public, France's preminent public heath training institution. He has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland in their HIV Department. He has also worked with the WHO collaborating center for Integrated People Centered Health Services and the Pan American Health Organization in their Special Program on Health Equity and Sustainable Development.