Ellie Murray, ScD

Co-Director: Epidemiology Response Corps
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

Ellie Murray is currently an assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Her research is on causal inference methodology for improving evidence-based decision-making by patients, clinicians, and policymakers. She uses novel statistical methods to answer comparative effectiveness questions for complex and time-varying treatments using observational data and randomized trials when available, and individual-level simulation modeling when insufficient data exist in the time frame required for decision-making. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Murray became well known for her use of social media, where she shares complex epidemiological concepts using Twitter threads and GIFs to explain research findings and to debunk coronavirus-related pseudoscience to the general public.

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