Lauren Murphy, PhD

Lauren Murphy, PhD, is an associate research scientist in the Centers for Spinal Cord Injury Research and Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation. She began her career at the Foundation as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Murphy’s current research evaluates barriers that preventive medical care for people with spinal cord injuries. She is interested in disparities in long-term psychosocial outcomes for people living with spinal cord injury. 

Spinal Cord Injuries
Social Determinants of Health
Health Disparities
Advanced Statistical Analysis
PhD- Sociology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
MA- Sociology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
BA- Sociology and English, Fairfield University

A comprehensive list of Dr. Murphy’s publications can be found at ResearchGate.


American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

American Public Health Association

American Sociological Association