Dr. Debra Murphy

ISAP Researchers' Profiles

Debra A. Murphy, Ph.D.

Debra A. Murphy (Ph.D. in Psychology, Florida State University, 1987) is a Professor Emerita on Faculty Recall with the Health Risk Reduction Projects within UCLA ISAP.  She has conducted HIV/AIDS behavioral research on children, adolescents, adults, and families over the past 24 years.  Overall, her work has been HIV/AIDS behavioral research on children, adolescents, adults, and families.  The primary focus has been the impact of maternal HIV/AIDS on their well children.  Dr. Murphy also has a strong background in adolescents at risk and HIV-infected adolescents.  Overall, she has been the P.I. on nineteen federally funded or state funded grants, as well as a Co-Investigator on twenty-three federally funded projects.  Prior to coming to UCLA, she was the Associate Director for the Center for AIDS Intervention in Wisconsin, and Co-Investigator on a series of federal grants focused on outcome evaluations of HIV behavioral risk-reduction interventions.

Education and Training

  • San Diego State University, B.A., Psychology, 1979
  • San Diego State University, M.S., Clinical Psychology, 1982
  • Florida State University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1987

Specialties

  • HIV/AIDS behavioral research on children, adolescents, adults, and families.
  • Impact of maternal HIV/AIDS on their well children.
  • Behavioral strategies for HIV-infected and at-risk adolescents Outcome evaluations of HIV behavioral risk-reduction interventions.

Contact Info

dmurphy@mednet.ucla.edu

Publications

Click here for a list of Dr. Murphy's publications. (PDF document)

Last updated - 03/14/2016

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2016 ISAP Publications
2015 ISAP Publications