Caitlin Murphy, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. 

As an epidemiologist with an interest in health services research, Dr. Murphy's research focuses on using epidemiologic methods to improve cancer care delivery. She has experience in conducting population-based research across the cancer care continuum, including cancer screening, patterns of cancer care delivery and outcomes, and cancer survivorship.

Prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern, Dr. Murphy was a Fellow in the Digestive Disease Epidemiology Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her MPH in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 


New York University (2010), Sociology
Graduate School
Univ of Texas Health Science C (2011), Behavioral Science
Graduate School
University of N C-Chapel Hill (2016), Epidemiology

Research Interest

  • Cancer health disparities
  • Cancer screening
  • Health services research


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Colorectal cancer in older ages: what's ahead?
Murphy CC, Baron JA Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2017 Jan
Patterns of Sociodemographic and Clinicopathologic Characteristics of Stages II and III Colorectal Cancer Patients by Age: Examining Potential Mechanisms of Young-Onset Disease.
Murphy CC, Sanoff HK, Stitzenberg KB, Baron JA, Lund JL, Sandler RS J Cancer Epidemiol 2017 2017 4024580
An age-period-cohort analysis of obesity and incident esophageal adenocarcinoma among white males.
Murphy CC, Claire Yang Y, Shaheen NJ, Hofstetter WL, Sandler RS Dis. Esophagus 2016 Nov
An Assessment of Benefits and Harms of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance in Patients with Cirrhosis.
Atiq O, Tiro J, Yopp AC, Muffler A, Marrero JA, Parikh ND, Murphy C, McCallister K, Singal AG Hepatology 2016 Oct

Honors & Awards

  • AcademyHealth New Investigator Award
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Founders Day Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, New York University
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Presidential Honors Scholar, New York University