Michael (Mick) D. Murray, PharmD, MPH

Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy and Endowed Chair of Medication Safety, Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Adjunct Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine

   Dr.  Murray is appointed Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy in the Purdue University College of Pharmacy where he holds the Endowed Chair of Medication Safety.  He also is appointed Adjunct Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

   Dr. Murray’s research interests include developing pharmacy services to improve drug therapy in older adults with chronic disorders, medication safety, improving the quality of health of low-income minority people, and pharmacoepidemiology using large population computer databases. 

   Dr. Murray’s collaborations include Chair for both the Patient Safety and Informatics Course Development Committee and the Medication Safety Strategic Priorities Taskforce at Purdue School of Pharmacy.  He supports the PhRMA Foundation mission to develop young scientists in pharmaceutical research and education by serving on the Expert Panel of the Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Professional Curricula and on the Comparative Effectiveness Research Award in Excellence Review Committee.  Dr. Murray is a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in the U.S. National Institutes of Health.  He is a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology and a member of the Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative (CERIC), Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. 

Active Studies

I. Regenstrief Foundation (2011-2015)   


An active drug safety surveillance and quality improvement program utilizing Indiana Network for Patient Care data.

Selected Publications                               |                        Go To PubMed List >>


1. Chin J, Payne B, Gao X, Conner-Garcia T, Graumlich JF, Murray MD, Morrow DG, Stine-Morrow EA. Memory and comprehension for health information among older adults: distinguishing the effects of domain-general and domain-specific knowledge. Memory. 2015;23(4):577-89.

2. Okun SD, McGraw P, Stang E, Larson D, Goldmann J, Kupersmith R, Filart RM, Robertson C, Grossmann, and Murray MD. 2013. Making the case for continuous learning from routinely collected data. Discussion Paper, from The Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

3. Aljadhey H, Mahmoud MA, Mayet A, Alshaikh M, Ahmed Y, Murray MD, Bates DW. Incidence of adverse drug events in an academic hospital: a prospective cohort study. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2013 Dec;25(6):648-55.

4. Aljadhey H, Alhusan A, Alburikan K, Adam M, Murray MD, Bates DW. Medication safety practices in hospitals: A national survey in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. 2013 Apr;21(2):159-64.

5. Segal JB, Kapoor W, Carey T, Mitchell PH, Murray MD, Saag KG, Schumock G, Jonas D, Steinman M, Filart R, Weinberger M, Selker H. Preliminary competencies for comparative effectiveness research. Clinical and Translational Science. 2012 Dec;5(6):476-9.

6. Aljadhey H, Tu W, Hansen RA, Blalock SJ, Brater DC, Murray MD. Comparative effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on blood pressure in patients with hypertension. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2012 Oct 24;12:93.

7. Noureldin M, Plake KS, Morrow DG, Tu W, Wu J, Murray MD. Effect of health literacy on drug adherence in patients with heart failure. Pharmacotherapy. 2012 Sep;32(9):819-26.

8. Aljadhey H, Alyabsi M, Alrwisan A, Alqahtani N, Almutairi R, Al Tawil E, Adam M, Shakir S, Aljeraisy M, Al-Blowi A, Alkhashan H, Albogami Y, Murray MD. The safety of H1N1 vaccine in children in Saudi Arabia: a cohort study using modern technology in a developing country. Drug Safety. 2012 Jul 1;35(7):555-61.

9. Campbell NL, Boustani MA, Skopelja EN, Gao S, Unverzagt FW, Murray MD. Medication adherence in older adults with cognitive impairment: a systematic evidence-based review. The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2012 Jun;10(3):165-77.


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