PhD, Tulane University
MPH, Tulane University
MBA, Mercer University
BA, University of Georgia
Stephen Murphy has significant practice-based experience shaping and implementing local, state, federal, and private sector public health emergency preparedness, homeland security, and disaster management and resilience programs. His experience includes developing and managing preparedness plans, exercises, and operational responses for major metropolitan jurisdictions addressing environmental threats such as Ebola Virus Disease, hurricane evacuation, pandemic influenza, coastal oil spills as well as planning for high-threat events of national significance such as the Super Bowl and other large-scale mass gatherings. He has served on numerous state-wide advisory boards in Louisiana and was the former Planning Section Chief for New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness in the years following Hurricane Katrina. Murphy has delivered numerous national and statewide conference and townhall presentations covering public health emergency preparedness and disaster management topics. His research is focused on developing effective, actionable disaster resilience strategies – personal and systems-level – as well as the cumulative impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on communities facing environmental health threats, disasters, and health disparities. He is passionate about teaching and currently teaches two graduate level courses. Courses: Environmental Aspects of Disaster (GEHS 6910); Population Issues in Disaster Management (GEHS 6930). Prior to his appointment as Assistant Professor, Murphy served as an adjunct faculty member at Tulane from 2010-2017.
View Dr. Murphy’s publications at his NCBI profile page.