Eleanor J. Murray, ScD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MPH, Columbia University School of Public Health

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am currently an assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. My research is on causal inference methodology for improving evidence-based decision-making by patients, clinicians, and policy makers. I use novel statistical methods to answer comparative effectiveness questions for complex and time-varying treatments using observational data and randomized trials when available, and individual-level simulation modeling when insufficient data exist in the time frame required for decision-making. I am currently applying these methods to a variety of medical conditions including HIV progression, cancer, psychiatric conditions, and cardiovascular disease. I was previously a postdoctoral research fellow in Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, working on causal inference for comparative effectiveness and real-world evidence in the HSPH Program on Causal Inference. I have an ScD in Epidemiology and MSc in Biostatistics from Harvard, an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and a BSc in Biology from McGill University.

2016 Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2009 Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: Anna C Gelman Award for Excellence in Epidemiology
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  1. Caniglia EC, Zash R, Swanson SA, Wirth KE, Diseko M, Mayondi G, Lockman S, Mmalane M, Makhema J, Dryden-Peterson S, Kponee-Shovein KZ, John O, Murray EJ, Shapiro RL. Methodological Challenges When Studying Distance to Care as an Exposure in Health Research. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 May 20. PMID: 31107529.
  2. Murray EJ, Caniglia EC, Swanson SA, Hernández-Díaz S, Hernán MA. Patients and investigators prefer measures of absolute risk in subgroups for pragmatic randomized trials. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Nov; 103:10-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29966732.
  3. Murray EJ, Hernán MA. Improved adherence adjustment in the Coronary Drug Project. Trials. 2018 Mar 05; 19(1):158. PMID: 29506561; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2519-5;.
  4. Murray EJ, Robins JM, Seage GR, Lodi S, Hyle EP, Reddy KP, Freedberg KA, Hernán MA. Using Observational Data to Calibrate Simulation Models. Med Decis Making. 2018 02; 38(2):212-224.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29141153.
  5. Murray EJ, Robins JM, Seage GR, Freedberg KA, Hernán MA. A Comparison of Agent-Based Models and the Parametric G-Formula for Causal Inference. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jul 15; 186(2):131-142.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28838064.
  6. Murray EJ, Hernán MA. Adherence adjustment in the Coronary Drug Project: A call for better per-protocol effect estimates in randomized trials. Clin Trials. 2016 08; 13(4):372-8. PMID: 26951361; DOI: 10.1177/1740774516634335;.
  7. White MI, Wagner SL, Schultz IZ, Murray E, Bradley SM, Hsu V, McGuire L, Schulz W. Non-modifiable worker and workplace risk factors contributing to workplace absence: A stakeholder-centred synthesis of systematic reviews. Work. 2015; 52(2):353-73. PMID: 26409377; DOI: 10.3233/WOR-152134;.
  8. Wagner S, White M, Schultz I, Murray E, Bradley SM, Hsu V, McGuire L, Schulz W. Modifiable worker risk factors contributing to workplace absence: a stakeholder-centred best-evidence synthesis of systematic reviews. Work. 2014; 49(4):541-58. PMID: 24004777; DOI: 10.3233/WOR-131709;.
  9. Astrakianakis G, Murray E. Conflicting effects of occupational endotoxin exposure on lung health – a hypothesis generating review of cancer and COPD risk. Journal of Environmental Immunology and Toxicology. 2014; 1(3):128 - 139.
  10. Murray E, Franche RL, Ibrahim S, Smith P, Carnide N, Côté P, Gibson J, Guzman J, Koehoorn M, Mustard C. Pain-related work interference is a key factor in a worker/workplace model of work absence duration due to musculoskeletal conditions in Canadian nurses. J Occup Rehabil. 2013 Dec; 23(4):585-96. PMID: 23355219.
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