Adrianna Murphy


Associate Professor
Health Systems Research 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 UKRI Future Leader 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). 


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


Centre for Global Chronic Conditions


I am module organiser and lecturer for the MSc module Conflict & Health. I supervise Research Degree students studying implementation of interventions and policies for NCDs in low-income or conflict-affected settings.


I work on health systems and implementation research for non-communicable diseases, using mixed-methods. My particular interest is in interventions to ensure sustained access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases in low-income and conflict-affected settings. In 2021, I was awarded a UKRI Future Research Leaders Fellowship to work with KEMRI Wellcome Trust in Nairobi, to study implementation of fixed dose combination therapy for treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in Kenya. I previously held a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to study 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. Other work has included studies of the implementation of a new model of hypertension care in Kenya, implementation of the polypill for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and mental health care utilisation among Syrian refugees. I have also worked with partners on NCD health systems research in Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and India. 

I am Co-Director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at LSHTM.

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

Selected Publications

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
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
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
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)
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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