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Edward L. Murphy, MD, MPH

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Epidemiology of transfusion-transmitted pathogens including human T-lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1 and -2), HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses, West Nile virus and Chagas disease.
  • Health outcomes associated with blood transfusion, including studies of blood donors and transfusion recipients.
  • Research and training in international transfusion safety.

Selected Publications

  • de Almeida-Neto C, Sabino ES, Liu J, Blatyta PF, Mendrone A, Salles NA, Ledo SC, Wright DJ, Basques FV, Ferreira JE, Busch MP, Murphy EL. Prevalence of serologic markers for hepatitis B and C viruses in Brazilian blood donors and incidence and residual risk of transfusion transmission of hepatitis C virus. Transfusion 2013;53:827-834.
  • Carneiro-Proietti AB, Sabino EC, Leão S, Salles NA, Loureiro P, Sarr M, Wright D, Busch M, Proietti FA, Murphy EL for The NHLBI Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II International Component. Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 and Type 2 Seroprevalence, Incidence, and Residual Transfusion Risk Among Blood Donors in Brazil During 2007-2009. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2012;28:1265-1272.
  • Sabino EC, Ribeiro AL, Salemi VMC, Di Lorenzo Oliveira C, Antunes AP, Menezes MM, Ianni BM, Nastari L, Fernandes F, Patavion GM, Sachdev V, Capuani L, de Almeida-Neto C, Carrick DM, Wright D, Kavounis K, Goncalez TT, Carneiro-Proietti AB, Custer B, Busch MP, Murphy EL. Ten-year incidence of Chagas cardiomyopathy among asymptomatic Trypanosoma cruzi-seropositive former blood donors. Circulation 2013;127(10):1105-15.
  • Murphy EL, Kwaan N, Looney MR, Gajic O, Hubmayr RD, Gropper MA, Koenigsberg M, Wilson G, Matthay M, Bacchetti P, Toy P and the TRALI Study Group. Risk factors and outcomes in transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO). Am J Med 2013;126:357.e29-38.
  • Murphy EL, McFarland W, Lefrere, JJ. Teaching transfusion medicine research methods in the developing world. (editorial) Transfusion 2009;49:1532.

Selected Awards

  • 1970 Westinghouse scholarship
  • 1980 University of California Graduate Fellowship
  • 1984 1984 Chateaubriand prize of the French Government
  • 1984 International Agency for Cancer Research Fellowship (declined)
  • 1988 FDA Commissioner's Special Citation
  • 1989 Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Medical Scholar
  • 1995 Fulbright Scholarship
  • 1995 NIH Fogarty Senior International Fellowship
  • 1997 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Travel Fellowship
  • 2001 UCSF Positive Health Program Distinguished Service Award
  • 2003 Diwan Award, International Conference on Human Retrovirology
  • 2013 Dale McFarlin Prize, International Retrovirology Association
  • 2014 President's Award, AABB (American Associatioon of Blood Banks)

Additional Information

Edward L. Murphy, MD, MPH
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Vitalant Research Institute

Specialty Area

  • Epidemiology

Contact Information

  • Vitalant Research Institute
  • 270 Masonic Avenue
  • San Francisco, CA 94118

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Other UCSF Organizational Association(s)

  • Vitalant Research Institute (affiliate)
  • UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • UCSF Cancer Center
  • UCSF Global Health Sciences
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