Richard Murphy, MD, MPH

Richard Murphy, MD, MPH

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Attending Physician, Tom Kay HIV Clinic, Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center


Infectious Diseases Among Impoverished and Marginalized Populations

Research Description

Dr. Murphy's overarching interest is improving the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases among impoverished and marginalized populations. Specifically his research focuses on: (1) HIV-infected patients with antiretroviral therapy failure or with tuberculosis coinfection (2) innovative strategies to improve uptake of HAART among HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings and (3) the epidemiology and management of drug-resistant and emerging infections in low-income and post-conflict contexts.
Research Interests


  • MD, 2001, Duke University School of Medicine
  • MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Murphy RA, Gounder L, Manzini TC, Ramdial PK, Castilla C, Moosa MY. Challenges in the management of disseminated progressive histoplasmosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in resource-limited settings. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Jan; 2(1): ofv025.
Elder G, Murphy RA, Herard P, Dilworth K, Olson D, Heinzelmann A. Challenging the barriers to accessing surgery in low-resource settings: Lessons learned from burns. Surgery. 2015 Jul;158(1):33-6.
Murphy RA, Nisenbaum L, Labar AS, Sheridan RL, Ronat JB, Dilworth K, Pena J, Kilborn E, Teicher C. Invasive Infection and Outcomes in a Humanitarian Surgical Burn Program in Haiti. World J Surg. 2016; 40, 1550–1557.
Bhalla N, Hussein N, Atari M, Fakhri RM, Lepora C, Walsh N, Cosgrove SE, Murphy RA. Introducing an antibiotic stewardship program in a humanitarian surgical hospital. Am J Infect Control. 2016 Nov 1;44(11):1381-1384.
Murphy RA, Okoli O, Essien I, Teicher C, Elder G, Pena J, Ronat JB, Bernabé KJ. Multidrug-resistant surgical site infections in a humanitarian surgery project. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Dec;144(16):3520-3526.