Suzanne Murphy, PhD

Suzanne P. Murphy, PhD, RD

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Retired Member, Population Sciences in the Pacific Program (Cancer Epidemiology), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

Academic Appointment(s):
Emeritus Professor (Researcher), University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MS, San Francisco State University


2018 - American Society for Nutrition Volunteer of the Year Award
2014 - American Society for Nutrition Elvehiem Award for Public Service in Nutrition
2012-2015 - Chair, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine
2010 - present - Elected member, Institute of Medicine (now, National Academy of Medicine)
2007 - present - Fellow, American Society for Nutrition
2007 - American Dietetic Association Monsen Award for Outstanding Research Literature
2005-2013 - Elected Treasurer, International Union of Nutritional Science (IUNS)
2004 - American Public Health Association Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award
2000 - Vice-Chair, Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee

Research Focus

Dr. Murphy’s research interests include dietary assessment methodology, food and supplement composition databases, development and use of nutrient standards, and the nutritional epidemiology of chronic diseases. She is currently participating in report reviews for the National Academy of Medicine and contributing to a biography of Dr. Doris Howes Calloway.

Selected Publications

Murphy SP, Charrondiere UR, Burlingame B. (2016). Thirty years of progress in harmonizing and compiling food data as a result of the establishment of INFOODS. Food Chem; Feb 15;193:2-5.

Murphy SP, Yates AA, Atkinson SA, Barr SI, Dwyer J. (2016). History of nutrition: The long road leading to the Dietary Reference Intakes for the United States and Canada. Adv Nutr; Jan;7(1):157-68.

Murphy SP, Wilkens LR, Monroe KR, Steffen AD, Yonemori Km, Morimoto Y, Albright CL. (2011). Dietary supplement use within a multiethnic population as measured by a unique inventory method. J Am Diet Assoc;111(7):1065-72.

Institute of Medicine. WIC Food Packages, Time for a Change. (Chair of authoring committee). Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2006.

Institute of Medicine. DRIs, Applications in Dietary Assessment. (Chair of authoring subcommittee). Washington DC: National Academies Press, 2000.

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