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Laura K. Murray, PhD

  • Associate Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

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PhD, Western Michigan University, 2002
MA, Western Michigan University, 1999


A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Murray has expertise in children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Murray is highly trained in numerous evidence-based treatments, with a particular specialty in researching and treating trauma and grief. Research interests include the treatment of HIV-affected children who have experienced trauma and/or grief, assessment of mental and behavioral health, as well as training on, adapting and testing evidence-based mental health interventions in low-resource environments. Two current projects include working with NGOs and government ministries in Zambia to integrate mental health assessment and treatment into existing HIV-care infrastructures and evaluate their effectiveness, and in Cambodia on the implementation of an evidence-based treatment for trafficked youth.

  • Dissemination and Implementation research, Child trauma/disasters, Evidence-based mental health assessment and treatment, Intersection of HIV and Mental Health, Cross-cultural
  • 1) Bolton P & Murray LK. 2009 Evidence-Based Mental Health (Invited commentary)

  • 2) Murray LK & Burnham G. 2009 Making childhood safe. Lancet. (Invited commentary).

  • 3) Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea D, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in urban Zambian Women: A qualitative study. AIDS Care. 2009: 21:1,78-86.

  • 4) Murray LK, Cohen JA, Mannarino A. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Refugee Youth for Symptoms of Trauma. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2008: 17(3): 585-604.

  • 5) Bolton P, Bass J, Betancourt T, Speelman L, Onyango G, Clougherty KF, Neugebauer R, Murray LK, & Verdeli H. Interventions for Depression Symptoms among Adolescent survivors of war and displacement in Northern Uganda: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007: 298 (5): 519 – 527.