Matt Murphy

Dr. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Additionally, he is Medical Director of Open Door Health, an initiative of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, and Rhode Island’s first comprehensive primary care clinic dedicated to meeting the needs of the state’s LGBTQ+ population. Dr. Murphy is also a staff physician at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections where he manages a number of population health programs including HIV prevention programming, Hepatitis C treatment and gender affirming care.

Dr. Murphy’s research interests align with his clinical work, which focus on reducing health disparities among marginalized populations. Dr. Murphy has significant experience working with vulnerable populations globally. His work has been supported by the NIH, the CDC, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the European Commission. He was a Fulbright research fellow in Morocco where he conducted descriptive analyses of the country’s national HIV program. He was an Erasmus Mundus fellow and completed the European Masters of Public Health in Spanish at the Andalucian School of Public Health in Granada, Spain and defended his Master’s thesis on global health system reform in French at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Public, France’s preeminent public health training institution. Through his global health work, he has acquired a fluency in Spanish, French and Arabic.

He has authored a number of articles that have been published in high impact journals such as the Lancet, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and the American Journal of Public Health. For his contributions to public health, he has received national recognition from the United States’ Public Health Service and the American Medical Association.