Megan Murray

Professor in the Department of Epidemiology


Other Positions

Ronda Stryker and William Johnston Professor of Global Health


Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Medicine


Brigham and Women's Hospital

Director of Research, Global Health & Social Medicine


Harvard Medical School



A lifesaving therapy—and the researcher who helped launch it

November 26, 2018 – Oral rehydration therapy (ORT)—a mixture of water, sugar, and salt that is remarkably effective at rehydrating people with cholera or other diarrheal diseases—is credited with saving tens of millions of lives worldwide. On November…

Genome sequencing may speed diagnosis of drug-resistant TB

The global burden of tuberculosis (TB) is staggering—1.6 million people died from the disease in 2017 alone—and drug-resistant strains are a growing problem. New research, however, indicates that DNA sequencing may be an effective tool for identifying whether…

Chasing epidemics in real time

[Fall 2013 Centennial issue] As the AIDS epidemic tragically demonstrated, public health has usually been a step behind infections on the run. But today, with sophisticated molecular and communications tools, practitioners can virtually keep up stride for stride…