UBC Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, School of Population and Public Health [email protected]
Dr. Rachel Murphy holds a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta. Following this she pursued a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in chronic disease epidemiology at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health supported by a CIHR Banting Fellowship. In 2014 she was a Scientific Leader at DSM Nutrition in NJ. She was recruited to the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia in 2015 where she is an Assistant Professor. She is also an Affiliated Scientist at the BC Cancer Agency and an associate member in the Human Nutrition Program at UBC.
Her research program aims to advance the understanding of relationships between diet, nutrition and chronic disease, particularly cancer. Her research uses a population-based approach and innovative methodologies to study metabolic pathways underlying relationships. Her work has been recognized by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Career Development Awards in 2016, which supports researchers whose work has the potential for high impact as well as a 2018 CIHR-INMD/CNS New Investigator Award.