Jack and Jane Morris Professorship

Dr. Meghan McDevitt-Murphy
Department of Psychology

Meghan McDevitt-MurphyMeghan McDevitt-Murphy, PhD is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology. She joined the faculty at The University of Memphis in 2006 following an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University Medical School. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Auburn University in 2004. Dr. McDevitt-Murphy's research focuses primarily on the intersection of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance misuse. She is the Director of the Trauma and Coping Research Group, and has conducted research on survivors of a host of different types of psychological trauma.

Along with her graduate students, she has published close to 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Much of her recent work has focused on military veterans, with projects aimed both at understanding the relations between PTSD and substance misuse in this population, and at developing tailored interventions. Dr. McDevitt-Murphy is currently conducting Project BRAVE, where she and her research team are enrolling veterans from the community in a project aimed at learning more about the day-to-day activities of individuals with PTSD. Dr. McDevitt-Murphy is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and has been an active member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies for many years. Dr. McDevitt-Murphy's work has been supported by several external grants, including funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, warranting recognition as a PI Millionaire by The University of Memphis in 2017.