Mclean Hospital
Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD

Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Instructor in Psychiatry


Beth L. Murphy, MD, PhD, is co-medical director of the LEADER (Law Enforcement, Active Duty, Emergency Responder) Outpatient Clinic’s Mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma Track. Within the clinic, she is responsible for the oversight of the policies and procedures of the clinic and is committed to ensuring that first responders are provided with culturally-appropriate and trauma-informed care. Her area of expertise within the LEADER clinic is diagnostic assessment, as well as medication consultation and management.

Dr. Murphy engages in research at McLean with Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, and Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD and their labs. Her clinical research seeks to better understand and treat post-traumatic stress disorders. Additionally, she participates in studies within the LEADER clinic that examine barriers to treatment and the presentation of mood disorders in first responder populations. At McLean, she also serves as a champion for the benefits of animal-assisted therapy and participates in the training of psychiatry residents, research assistants, and post-doctoral researchers.




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Education & Training:

  • 1989 BS in Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 1999 PhD in Pharmacology, Yale University
  • 1999 MD, Yale University
  • 1999-2000 Preliminary Internship in Internal Medicine, Carney Hospital
  • 2000-2003 Residency in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 2002 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2004 Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Admissions Building, Room 305

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