Stephen Murphy, Ph.D, MPH, MBA

Assistant ProfessorGlobal Environmental Health Sciences

Tulane School of Public Health

Stephen Murphy, PhD, MPH, MBA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where his focus lies at the intersection of the environment, population health, and disasters. He has 15 years of experience in both shaping and implementing local, state, federal, and private sector initiatives addressing public health emergency preparedness, homeland security, disaster management, and resilience. Dr. Murphy developed and implemented numerous preparedness and resilience strategies

across New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and has served on several state-wide and local disasterrelated and public health advisory boards in Louisiana. His research is focused on developing effective, actionable disaster resilience strategies – personal and systems-level. Further research areas include climate change-induced health threats and impacts as well as the cumulative impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities facing recurring environmental health threats, disasters, and health disparities. Dr. Murphy holds a PhD in environmental health sciences from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He also holds a master’s in public health (MPH) degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and an MBA in healthcare management from Mercer University. Dr. Murphy received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia.


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