Gwen A. Murphy, PhD, MPH

Gwen A. Murphy, PhD, MPH

Dr Gwen Murphy is a Senior Research Fellow in the Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group (CSPRG). Dr Murphy earned a PhD in Clinical Medicine from Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in Public Health from University College Dublin before joining the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) within the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). During her 13 years at the National Cancer Institute Dr Murphy worked to initiate the NCI International EBV-Gastric Cancer Consortium, was a founding member of the African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC), coordinated a number of large international field studies of upper gastrointestinal cancers (China, Iran, Kenya, Brazil) and was a Steering Committee member for the Polyp Prevention Trial. Her research programme is focused on understanding the molecular epidemiology of gastrointestinal cancer to enhance cancer screening.


  • Sarah Purser Medical Research Scholarship
  • NCI Cancer Prevention Research Training Merit Award
  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
  • DCEG Intramural Research Award
  • Outstanding Research Paper by a DCEG Fellow
  • NIH Earl Stadtman candidate
  • NIH Royalty Funds Recipient
  • NCI Staff Scientist & Staff Clinician Outstanding Mentor Award