Lauren A. MurphyAssistant Clinical Professor
- Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science
Office: 301 Robinson Hall
Dr. Murphy is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her primary role is as the Director of the Occupational Ergonomics and Health program. As program director, Dr. Murphy oversees admissions, recruits talented students, plans curriculum, and teaches program-specific courses. She worked with and learned from a number of certified ergonomists during her postdoctoral research fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. Dr. Murphy completed her PhD in industrial/organizational psychology with a concentration in occupational health psychology at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Her current research projects involve examining safety climate in the trucking and construction industries, as well as investigating work-family issues as they relate to workers’ health and safety outcomes.