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Kelly Murphy

Director of Early Childhood & Maternal Health

Kelly Murphy is a maternal and child health policy expert who has focused her career on helping state and local governments solve some of the most pressing public health challenges of our day. At the National Governors Association, Murphy served as a Program Director where she developed, implemented and led NGA’s public health strategy, including policy priorities on maternal and infant mortality, early child development (prenatal to five), the opioid crisis, public health preparedness, childhood obesity, vaccines, and other issues. Most recently, Murphy served as the Project Director for the State Opioid Response grant at the District of Columbia’s Department of Behavioral Health. Murphy holds a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in journalism and mass communication, also from UNC-Chapel Hill.