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

Use of Theory in Behavior Change Interventions: An Analysis of Programs to Increase Physical Activity in Posttreatment Breast Cancer Survivors.
Bluethmann SM, Bartholomew LK, Murphy CC, Vernon SW Health Educ Behav 2016 May
Underuse of surveillance colonoscopy in patients at increased risk of colorectal cancer.
Murphy CC, Lewis CL, Golin CE, Sandler RS Am. J. Gastroenterol. 2015 May 110 5 633-41
Validation of self-reported post-treatment mammography surveillance among breast cancer survivors by electronic medical record extraction method.
Tiro JA, Sanders JM, Shay LA, Murphy CC, A Hamann H, Bartholomew LK, Savas LS, Vernon SW Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2015 Apr
Taking the next step: a systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity and behavior change interventions in recent post-treatment breast cancer survivors.
Bluethmann SM, Vernon SW, Gabriel KP, Murphy CC, Bartholomew LK Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2015 Jan 149 2 331-42
Racial differences in obesity measures and risk of colorectal adenomas in a large screening population.
Murphy CC, Martin CF, Sandler RS Nutr Cancer 2015 67 1 98-104

Honors & Awards

  • 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