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Matthew Murrill is an MD-PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2016, he was named an IDSA Education and Research Foundation Medical Scholar.
After completing undergraduate studies in chemistry at Maryville College, he moved to Kolkata, India, as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow to research the sources and health effects of groundwater arsenic contamination in Eastern India with the School of Environmental Studies - Jadavpur University. He then worked for Calcutta Kids, a non-governmental organization, to establish a childhood diarrhea treatment program aimed at alleviating the burden of undernutrition in a peri-urban community north of Kolkata. During his medical education, he became interested in infectious disease, patient support systems, and implementation science. His dissertation research focuses on understanding treatment retention and quality of life of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in India.
- 2016 IDSA Education and Research Foundation Medical Scholar: $2500