Jeanne Murphy PhD, CNM, FACNM

Assistant Professor

Jeanne Murphy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, is an assistant professor of nursing in the faculty community of Policy, Populations and Systems. Prior to joining the George Washington University, Dr. Murphy was a program officer in the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research Program at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She completed her post-doctoral Cancer Prevention Fellowship with the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute, where she designed and conducted research projects on prevention of breast and cervical cancer. Her doctoral dissertation featured a randomized clinical trial of self-collected HPV testing and results counseling as an intervention to improve cervical cancer screening in a group of women living with HIV infection. Dr. Murphy is a practicing certified nurse-midwife with special interests in lactation, colposcopy and care of underserved women. She works as a nurse-midwife at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and has been a fellow of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology since 1998.

  • Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Mary Ann Shah New Author Award, Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
  • Nursing Science Advancement Dissertation Grant Award, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science/Southern Nursing Research Society
  • National Research Service Award F31 NR013633, “A Test of an Intervention to Improve Pap Testing among Women with HIV,” National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
  • ThinkSwiss Travel Grant, Swiss Confederation/Institute of Nursing Science University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Fellowship in American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • NCTE Achievement Award in Writing
  • Molecular analysis of human breastmilk for breast cancer prevention
  • Lactation and cervical HPV infection in a longitudinal cohort study
  • Cervical cancer screening in women with immunosuppression
  • Midwifery and care of women with opioid use disorder
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequality
  • Yale University, Master of Science in Nursing in Maternal/Newborn Nursing/Nurse-Midwifery, Certificate in Diabetes Care
  • Springfield Technical Community College, Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature: English/Spanish
  • Mullooly M*, Murphy J*, Gierach GL, et al. Divergent oestrogen receptor-specific breast cancer trends in Ireland (2004-2013): Amassing data from independent Western populations provide etiologic clues. European journal of cancer. 2017;86:326-333. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2017.08.031  co-first authors
  • Davis Lynn BC, Bodelon C, Pfeiffer RM, Yang HP, Yang H, Lee M, Laird PW, Campan M, Weisenberger DJ, Murphy J, Sherman ME, Browne EP, Anderton DL, Arcaro KF, Gierach GL. Differences in genome-wide DNA methylation levels in breast milk by race and lactation duration [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2017 Dec 5-9; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2018;78(4 Suppl): Abstract nr P6-10-07.
  • Murphy J, Goodman D, Johnson T, Terplan M. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA): Opioids and midwifery practice. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018 Mar; 131(3):542-544. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002493.
  • Han, H, Kim, K, Murphy, J, Cudjoe, J, Wilson, P, Sharps, P, Farley, J. Effect of community health worker interventions to promote psychosocial outcomes among people living with HIV. PLOSOne. 2018: 13(4): e0194928. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194928.
  • Moss, J, Murphy, J, Wenzel, L, Minasian, L, Temkin, S. Disparities in health-related quality of life in women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer: The role of individual-level and contextual social determinants.  Supportive Care in Cancer. 2018 Jul 12. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4340-9.
  • Murphy J, Caballero AI, Sherman ME, Browne EP, Punska EC, Yang HP, Gierach GG, Arcaro K. Pro-inflammatory cytokines and growth factors in breast milk of Black and White women: towards understanding racial differences in breast cancer etiology. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2018 Nov;172(1):209-219.  doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-4907-7. 
  • Moscicki AB, Flowers L, Huchko MJ, Long ME, MacLaughlin KL, Murphy J, Spiryda LB, Gold, MA. Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening in Immunosuppressed Women Without HIV Infection. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 2019 April; 23(2), April 2019: 87-101. DOI: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000468
  • Murphy J, Komorowski J, Tanner T. Shared Decision-Making using Choosing Wisely®. Nursing for Women’s Health, 2019 Jun;23(3):253-264. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2019.03.005. 
  • Murphy J, McKenna M, Abdelazim S, Battiwalla M, Stratton P. A practical guide to gynecologic and reproductive health in women undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2019 Aug 5. pii: S1083-8791(19)30510-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.07.038.
  • Davis Lynn BC, Bodelon C, Pfeiffer R, Yang Hannah, Yang Howard, Lee M, Laird P, Campan M, Daniel J. Weisenberger DJ, Murphy J, Sampson J, Browne E, Anderton D, Sherman M, Arcaro K, Gierach G. Differences in genome-wide DNA methylation levels in breast milk by race and lactation duration. Cancer Prevention Research, 2019 Sep 3. pii: canprevres.0169.2019. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0169
  • Coyne KS, Margolis MK, Murphy J, Spies J. Validation of the UFS-QOL-hysterectomy questionnaire: modifying an existing measure for comparative effectiveness research. Value Health. 2012 Jul;15(5):674-9. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2012.03.1387
  • Murphy J, Mark H. Cervical Cancer Screening in the Era of Human Papillomavirus Testing and Vaccination. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2012 Nov-Dec;57(6):569-76. doi:10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00207.x.
  • Tandon SD, Colon L, Vega P, Murphy J, Alonso A. Birth outcomes associated with receipt of group prenatal care among low-income Hispanic women. J Midwifery Womens Health. Sep 2012;57(5):476-481. doi:10.1111/j.1542-2011.2012.00184.x.
  • Paterno MT, Van Zandt SE, Murphy J, & Jordan ET. Evaluation of a student-nurse doula program: An analysis of doula interventions and their impact on labor analgesia and cesarean delivery. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2012 Jan-Feb;57(1):28-34. doi:10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00091.x.
  • Farley JE, Hayat MJ, Murphy J, Sheridan-Malone, E, Mark H, & Anderson J. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of OB/GYN Nurses and Auxiliary Staff in the Care of Pregnant Women Living with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2013 Jul 19. doi: S1055-3290(13)00085-X. doi:10.1016/j.jana.2013.04.004.
  • Murphy J, Samples J, Morales M, Shadbeh N. “They talk like that, but we keep working”: Sexual harassment and sexual assault experiences among Mexican Indigenous farmworker women in Oregon. Journal Immigrant Minority Health. 2015 Dec;17(6):1834-9. doi:10.1007/s10903-014-9992-z.
  • Murphy J, Mark H, Anderson J, Farley J, Allen J. A randomized trial of human papillomavirus self-sampling as an intervention to promote cervical cancer screening in women with HIV. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2016, Apr;20(2):139-44. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000195.
  • Murphy J, Sherman ME, Browne EP, Caballero AI, Pfeiffer, R, Punska EC, Gierach GG, Yang HP, Lee M, Yang H, Arcaro K. Potential of breastmilk analysis to inform early events in breast carcinogenesis: rationale and considerations. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 May;157(1):13-22. doi: 10.1007/s10549-016-3796-x.
  • Murphy J, Mollica, M. All hands on deck: Nurses and cancer care delivery in women’s health. Front Oncol, 22 July 2016. doi:10.3389/fonc.2016.00174
  • Gray TF*, Cudjoe J*, Murphy J, Wenzel J, Thorpe R, Han H. Disparities in Cancer Screening Practices among Minority and Underrepresented Populations. Sem Onc Nursing. 2017 May;33(2):184-198. doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2017.02.008
  • Loud, J, Murphy J. Cancer screening and early detection in the 21st century. Sem Onc Nursing. 2017 May;33(2):121-128. doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2017.02.002
  • Mullooly M*, Murphy J*, Gierach, G, Walsh, P, Deady, S, Barron, TI, Sherman, ME, Rosenberg, PS, Anderson, WA. Estrogen receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 breast cancer trends in Ireland (2004-2013). European Journal of Cancer. 2017:86:326-333. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2017.08.031
  • Note:  *co-first authors