David Murray M. PhD

David Murray M. PhD
ProfessorCollege of Public Healthdmurray@cph.osu.edu
B222 Starling Loving Hall 320 W 10th Avenue Columbus OH 43210
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General Research Interest

design and analysis of group-randomized trials in health promotion and disease prevention research

Research Description

Dr. Murray has spent his career evaluating intervention programs designed to improve the public health. He has worked with all age groups, in a variety of settings, and with a variety of health behaviors and disease outcomes. In particular, Dr. Murray has focused on the design and analysis of group-randomized trials in which identifiable social groups are randomized to conditions and members of those groups are observed to assess the effect of an intervention. Dr. Murray wrote the first textbook on that material, published by Oxford University Press in 1998. He is actively involved in many of these trials, collaborating with colleagues around the country on their design, implementation and evaluation. He also conducts research to develop and test new methods for their analysis. Dr. Murray served as the first as Chair of the Community-Level Heath Promotion study section at NIH and recently returned to that study section

Transinstitutional Work

Dr. Murray holds an adjunct appointment at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health where he collaborates with faculty in the Department of Mental Health.  He collaborates on other research with colleagues in the School of Social work at the University of Washington, in the Schools of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and in the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts.

Current Publications

  • Lytle LA, Murray DM, Laska MN, Pasch KE, Anderson SE, Farbakhsh KExamining the longitudinal relationship between change in sleep and obesity risk in adolescents.Health Educ Behav 40 362-70 6/1/2013
  • Xu X, Pennell ML, Lu B, Murray DMEfficient Bayesian joint models for group randomized trials with multiple observation times and multiple outcomes.Stat Med 31 2858-71 10/30/2012

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