- DNP, University of Minnesota
- MSN, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
- BSN, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
- ADN, Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, WI
- BA, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
Areas of Research, Teaching, and Clinical Expertise and Scholarship
- Global Health
- Public Health
- Community Health
- School Nursing
- Vision and Eye Health
Dr. Murphy is a nurse leader with extensive background in global and community health, particularly among historically excluded or underserved persons. She has served in a variety of nursing leadership roles locally, nationally and globally, related to health policy, strategy, and operations.
Dr. Murphy is committed to public service and serves on the Board of Directors (Chair) and Public Health & Policy Committee for Prevent Blindness, the nation's oldest non-profit eye health organization. She was a member of the Essilor Vision Foundation Board of Directors (2016-2022) and serves on the National Center on Children's Vision and Eye Health Advisory Committee. Additional service commitments include the Project ADAM National Advisory Committee, and the American Academy of Nursing Child, Adolescent & Family and Global Health Expert Panels.
She is a fellow of the International Council of Nurses Global Nursing Leadership Institute (2018), Leadership America (2017), and the American Academy of Nursing (2015). Dr. Murphy is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellowship Program (2004-2007) and a co-founder of the Global Nursing Leadership Community of Practice with Médecins Sans Frontières.