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Caitlin Murphy, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Data Sciences. 

As an epidemiologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Murphy's research focuses on understanding the causes and outcomes of colorectal cancer. She has experience conducting population-based research across the cancer care continuum, including etiology and risk assessment, screening, patterns of care delivery, 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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Longitudinal predictors of colorectal cancer screening among participants in a randomized controlled trial.
Murphy CC, Vernon SW, Haddock NM, Anderson ML, Chubak J, Green BB Prev Med 2014 Sep 66 123-30
Factorial validity and invariance of four psychosocial constructs of colorectal cancer screening: does screening experience matter?
Murphy CC, McQueen A, Bartholomew LK, Del Junco DJ, Coan SP, Vernon SW Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Dec 22 12 2295-302
Utilization of surgery in trimodality-eligible patients with locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma in a nonprotocol setting.
Murphy CC, Hofstetter WL, Correa AM, Ajani JA, Komaki RU, Swisher SG Dis. Esophagus 2013 Sep-Oct 26 7 708-15
Receipt of recommended surveillance among colorectal cancer survivors: a systematic review.
Carpentier MY, Vernon SW, Bartholomew LK, Murphy CC, Bluethmann SM J Cancer Surviv 2013 Sep 7 3 464-83
Pretreatment patient comorbidity and tobacco use increase cost and risk of postoperative complications after esophagectomy at a high-volume cancer center.
Murphy CC, Incalcaterra JR, Albright HW, Correa AM, Swisher SG, Hofstetter WL J Oncol Pract 2013 Sep 9 5 233-9
Surgery is an essential component of multimodality therapy for patients with locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Murphy CC, Correa AM, Ajani JA, Komaki RU, Welsh JW, Swisher SG, Hofstetter WL J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2013 Aug 17 8 1359-69
Competitive Testing of Health Behavior Theories: How Do Benefits, Barriers, Subjective Norm, and Intention Influence Mammography Behavior?
Murphy CC, Vernon SW, Diamond PM, Tiro JA Ann Behav Med 2013 Jul
Adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy among breast cancer survivors in clinical practice: a systematic review.
Murphy CC, Bartholomew LK, Carpentier MY, Bluethmann SM, Vernon SW Breast Cancer Res. Treat. 2012 Jul 134 2 459-78

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