Barbara E. Murray, MD, FIDSA, is is director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas (UT) Medical School at Houston. She also serves as co-director of the Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at the UT Health Science Center-Houston.She previously served as IDSA’s Secretary-Treasurer and on numerous committees and task forces. Currently, she serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Infectious Diseases and as a member of IDSA’s Antibiotic Availability Task Force.
Dr. Murray’s research interests include the pathogenesis of E. faecium and of E. faecalis, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant organisms and diarrheagenic pathogens, and the efficacy of antibiotics against resistant enterococci and staphylococci. She has served in leadership positions in many organizations, including the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society for Infectious Diseases, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Murray attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, did a fellowship in tropical medicine at Louisiana State University, and did her internship, residency and ID fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
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