668 N. Riverpoint Blvd
Washington State University
Spokane, WA 99210
Sean Murphy, Ph.D.
Health Policy & Administration
Ph.D., Washington State University
Master of Art, University of Montana
Bachelor of Art, University of Montana
HPA 509: Healthcare Economics
HPA 520: Research Methods
HPA 530: Healthcare Information Systems
INTERESTS & EXPERTISE
- Health economics
- Disease management
Murphy, S.M. (Co-PI) (06/2012-05/2013); J. van Wormer (PI). Snohomish County, Washington, $200,000. Evaluation Of Snohomish County Therapeutic Drug Courts.
Murphy, S.M. (Co-I) (09/2011-08/2013); D. Neven (PI). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, $550,000 contract. A Randomized Control Trial of a Citywide Emergency Department Care Coordination Program to Reduce Prescription Opioid Related ED Visits.
Murphy, S.M. (Consultant) (09/2011-08/2012). Empire Health Foundation, $7,500 consulting contract with Project Access Spokane. Spokane-Area ED Coordination Project.
Murphy, S.M. (PI) (03/2011-08/2011). Empire Health Foundation, $8,000. Rural Quality Network Assessment.
Murphy, S.M. (Co-PI) (09/2009-09/2010). Harrington Regional Medical Center, $15,000. The Economic Impact of the Amarillo-Area Medical Community.
Murphy, S.M. (PI) (09/2011-08/2012). WSU Spokane Faculty Seed Grant Program, $7,500. An Assessment of the Spokane Consistent Care Program.
Murphy, S.M. (PI) (07/2011-08/2012). Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Program of Excellence, $25,000. Understanding the Differences in Predictors of Major Depressive Episode Symptoms Among Rural and Urban Adolescents in Washington State.
Murphy, S.M. (Co-I); L. MacLean Garrelts (PI). (07/2011-08/2012). Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Program of Excellence, $25,000. Community Pharmacy Antipsychotic Injection Service for Improved Patient Outcomes.
2010 COB Research Excellence Award
2010 MBAA International Conference Distinguished Paper Award in Economics
Recognized as an oustanding teacher by a member of the WTAMU Mortar Board chapter.
Recognized by the WTAMU Student-Athelete Advisory Committee for being an inspiration to, and/or support of, student atheletes.
Murphy, S.M., Friesner, D.L., & Rosenman, R. (in press). On the Demand for Nursing Labor in Hospital Pharmacies. International Journal of Services, Economics and Management.
Coyne, J.S., Fry, B., Murphy, S.M., Smith, G.J., & Short, R. (2012). What is the Impact of Health Reforms on Uncompensated Care in Critical Access Hospitals? A Five Year Forecast in Washington State. The Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 221-226.
Murphy, S.M., Friesner, D. L., & Rosenman, R. (2012). Patients’ Perceptions and Treatment Effectiveness: A Reassessment Using Generalized Maximum Entropy. Applied Economics Letters, 19(13), 1243-1248.
Murphy, S.M., Friesner, D. L., & Scott, D. M. (2011). Do In-Kind Benefits Influence Pharmacists’ Labor Supply Decisions? Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 41(1), 33-52.
Murphy, S.M., Rosenman, R., Yoder, J. K., & Friesner, D. L. (2011). Patient's Perceptions and Treatment Effectiveness. Applied Economics, 43(24), 3275-3288.
Murphy, S.M., Naughton, C., & Friesner, D. L. (2011). Does Academic Success Translate Into Initial Labor Market Success for Pharmacy Graduates? Innovations in Pharmacy, 2(1), 1 – 10.
Murphy, S.M., Rosenman, R., McPherson, M. Q., & Friesner, D. L. (2011). Measuring Shared Inefficiency between Hospital Cost Centers. Medical Care Research and Review, 68(1), 55S – 74S.
Murphy, S.M., Rosenman, R., Friesner, D. L., & Raisor, J. (2010). A Cautionary Note on the Use of Perceived Pain Scores in Health Outcomes Research. International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2(2), 123-135.
Howie, P., Murphy, S.M., & Wicks, J. (2010). An Application of a Stated Preference Method to Value Urban Amenities. Urban Studies, 47(2), 235–256.
Murphy, S.M., Friesner, D. L., & Rosenman, R. (2009). Determining Factors in the Treatment Choice of Patients with Hypertension with Complications and Secondary Hypertension. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 22(4), 322–339.
"Patients' perceptions and treatment effectiveness: A reassessment using generalized maximum entropy." Presented at the 2010 MBAA International Conference, Chicago, IL, March 24-26.
"Efficient Treatment Paths for Idiopathc Intracranial Hypertension." Presented at the 2007 Eastern Economic Association (EEA) Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 23-25.