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Dr. Robert Murphy

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Executive Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, Center for Global Communicable Diseases
John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases


Areas of Focus

  • Global health research
  • HIV and viral diseases
  • Drug development and discovery


  • HIV/AIDS and its complications, including tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and related cancers
  • Development of new antiviral drugs and strategies to treat chronic viral infections such as HIV and hepatitis
  • Supporting the training and development of research scientists in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Mali and Nigeria
  • Developing new devices and assays suitable for low- and middle-income countries