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Lauren Murphy, PhD

General Information

Lauren  Murphy, PhD


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  • English


  • Voluntary Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Research Interests

  • Safety climate in blue-collar industries
  • Sociotechnical system approaches to assess organizations
  • Workplace interventions, including injury prevention and health promotion
  • Work-family issues as they relate to safety and health outcomes
  • Ergonomics and workplace wellness


Lauren A. Murphy, PhD, is an industrial/organizational psychologist and holds positions as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University and as a Voluntary Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami. She is also the Director of the Occupational Ergonomics and Health Master of Science program at Northeastern University, which focuses on primary and secondary prevention approaches for work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Dr. Murphy previously held a position as an Occupational Health Research Psychologist at the Safety and Health and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health and Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. Dr. Murphy’s current research examines the safety climate of organizations within the trucking and construction industries. She also has an interest in work and family issues and how psychosocial factors impact the health and safety of workers. Her teaching focuses on ergonomics, workplace wellness, and occupational health psychology. Currently Dr. Murphy is serving as an associate editor of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP) Newsletter and is a reviewer for Accident Analysis and Prevention.