Annie Murphy

Annie Murphy, PhD, RDN

Evaluation Specialist

Annie Murphy has dedicated her career to developing and evaluating nutrition programs across all age groups. Her evaluation approach is to minimize respondent burden by using relevant, respectful, and understandable questions. Because she involves people from the intended population in survey development, Murphy has garnered a reputation for authentic and practical evaluation. She particularly enjoys process evaluation as it is a path to program improvement and learning what potential participants want and need to know, how they prefer to learn, and whether the intervention was enjoyable and valuable.

Murphy values the opportunity to creatively assess program value and health behavior change. Her work and collaborations have allowed her to become an expert in participant-focused evaluation and turn data into recommendations to improve program delivery and outcomes.

She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Community Nutrition from the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, Master of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Wayne State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Education from University of Michigan. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Murphy was raised in Saginaw by parents who were also teachers that instilled a passion for lifelong learning and commitment to effective education. Her life is a wonderful combination of valuable work, grandparenting, rescuing old or impaired cats and dogs, and personal health goals.


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