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Marita K. Murrman

Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Public Health
Sociomedical Sciences, Department of
722 W168th St., 5th Floor, Room 544 New York City, NY 10032

Marita K. Murrman, EdD, MS, directs the Certificate in Health Promotion Research and Practice and teaches required courses on theories of behavior change and advanced intervention design. She is the principal investigator of the HRSA-funded New York City, Long Island, Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center, one of 37 centers responsible for providing competency-based education and training to the public health workforce in state and local health departments around the country. Since 2004, Dr. Murrman has been a technical consultant for ICAP, a global leader in HIV/AIDS services, working with expert teams to design interventions and provide education and training.

Currently, she and ICAP staff are implementing a sequenced tri-level intervention for management staff and health care workers in health facilities in Botswana, Tanzania and Zambia to reduce transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C from blood borne pathogen exposure. Dr. Murrman is also a member of a team designing a training program for CDC and Health Ministry staff on Quality Improvement for PEPFAR programs that will use both in-person and distance education modalities. She is also working on a nursing and midwifery capacity building project to enhance pre-service and in-service curricula in Cote d'Ivoire, the DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. Prior to her current position, Dr. Murrman was Director for Professional Education at the CDC funded National Tuberculosis Center at Harlem Hospital. In this capacity, she helped design, implement and evaluate a TB/HIV training program for medical residents and attending physicians, most of whom were international medical graduates. As a member of the Center's community outreach team, Dr. Murrman also helped design education and training programs for healthcare workers in drug and alcohol treatment centers throughout the Harlem community.

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