Laura Murray

Laura Murray

Johns Hopkins University

lmurra15@jhu.edu
Dr. Murray is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Scientist at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Mental Health. Dr. Murray is co-founder of the Applied Mental Health Research Group (AMHR) that uses validated methods (both qualitative and quantitative) on the Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation (DIME) process within global work – focused on lower resource settings. AMHR strives to infuse evidence-based assessments, treatments and evaluations into existing programs by international aid organizations. Dr. Murray specializes in evidence-based interventions and has developed a transdiagnostic model specifically for low-resource settings with lay providers – The common elements treatment approach (CETA). AMHR has completed two RCTs of CETA with more underway. Dr. Murray has regularly examined implementation factors in this work, and with her team has developed and validated Implementation science instruments specifically for low resource settings. She has also completed a trial of a Train-the-trainer implementation and scale-up strategy for lay providers. Some of Dr. Murray’s funded projects include: a) hybrid designs evaluating CETA in Zambia and Ukraine, b) a randomized clinical trial of TF-CBT and psychosocial counseling in Zambia (NICHD, RO1), and c) researching the dissemination and implementation process of mental health treatments in low-resource countries (USAID and NIH U19). She works closely with local organizations and populations to train on treatment models, appropriately adapt them for the culture and setting, and examine training and supervision models needed for implementation and sustainability in LMIC.