Adrianna Murphy


Assistant Professor
Health Systems and Policy

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, CA) and a Master of Science degree in Global Health from Harvard University (Cambridge, US). I currently hold a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship at LSHTM.

Prior to joining LSHTM, I worked at St. Michael's Hospital (University of Toronto) and at the Public Health Foundation of India (Delhi). 



Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy


Centre for Global Chronic Conditions


I am a seminar leader for Conflict & Health. I also supervise distance-learning Masters students in the Public Health stream and Research Degree students.


My research has predominantly focused on socio-economic causes and consequences of cardiovascular disease (and its risk factors) and mental illness. My particular interest is in access to medicines, for non-communicable diseases in low-income and conflict-affected settings. My Wellcome Fellowship research is on the impact of health care and medicine costs on healthcare- seeking  and risk of impoverishment among households with cardiovascular disease in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. I have also conducted health systems and non-communicable disease research in Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and India. 

I am Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions and Associate Editor of the journal Conflict & Health.

Research Area
Health care policy
Health impact analysis
Health policy
Health services research
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Substance abuse
Global Health
Mixed methods
Qualitative methods
Health economics
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Chronic disease
Non-communicable diseases
Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Inequalities in the use of secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by socioeconomic status: evidence from the PURE observational study.
Murphy A; Palafox B; O'Donnell O; Stuckler D; Perel P; AlHabib KF; Avezum A; Bai X; Chifamba J; Chow CK
The Lancet Global health
Barriers to mental health care utilization among internally displaced persons in the republic of Georgia: a rapid appraisal study.
Murphy A; Chikovani I; Uchaneishvili M; Makhashvili N; Roberts B
BMC health services research
Ischaemic heart disease in the former Soviet Union 1990-2015 according to the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study.
Murphy A; Johnson CO; Roth GA; Forouzanfar MH; Naghavi M; Ng M; Pogosova N; Vos T; Murray CJL; Moran AE
Heart (British Cardiac Society)
Diabetes care in a complex humanitarian emergency setting: a qualitative evaluation.
Murphy A; Biringanine M; Roberts B; Stringer B; Perel P; Jobanputra K
BMC health services research
World Heart Federation Cholesterol Roadmap.
Murphy A; Faria-Neto JR; Al-Rasadi K; Blom D; Catapano A; Cuevas A; Lopez-Jimenez F; Perel P; Santos R; Sniderman A
Global heart
Family transfers and long-term care: An analysis of the WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)
Murphy A; Kowal P; Albertini M; Rechel B; Chatterji S; Hanson K
The journal of the economics of ageing
The neglected refugee crisis.
Murphy A; Woodman M; Roberts B; McKee M
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Ukraine: not only a matter of geopolitics
Mackenbach JP; Murphy A; McKee M
Using multi-level data to estimate the effect of social capital on hazardous alcohol consumption in the former Soviet Union.
Murphy A; Roberts B; Kenward MG; De Stavola BL; Stickley A; McKee M
European journal of public health
The economic burden of chronic disease care faced by households in Ukraine: a cross-sectional matching study of angina patients.
Murphy A; Mahal A; Richardson E; Moran AE
International journal for equity in health
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