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Rachel Murphy

Rachel Murphy

Associate Professor, PhD

Associate Director of Research



167-2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. Murphy is an Associate 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.

2021 Article of the Year, American Journal of Epidemiology (2022)

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Career Development Awards (2016)

BC Cancer, Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention

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.

SPPH 511 – Cancer Control and Epidemiology