Dr. Murphy is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta and completed a post doctorate in the Laboratory of Epidemiology, and Population Sciences at the National Institute on Aging in the United States. Prior to joining UBC in 2015, Dr. Murphy was a Scientific Leader at DSM Nutritional Products.
About one-third of cancers can be prevented by eating well, maintaining a healthy body weight and regular physical activity. The goal of Dr. Murphy’s research program is to reduce the risk of cancer through modifiable lifestyle factors, with a focus on healthy eating and body weight. Additional interests include older adults and other populations with increased risk of cancer, knowledge translation of nutrition evidence, and metabolomics; the study of small molecules in biological systems that may provide insight on pathways linking lifestyle factors and disease.