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Maggie Murphy, PhD, RD, LD, FAND


Current Position: Senior Pediatric Renal Dietitian

Maggie Murphy joined the division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital 3 years ago.  Current research projects include investigating the role of environmental pollutants in the development of cardiovascular and renal disease in children, prevention of nephrolithiasis recurrence in children, and mindful eating as a strategy to reduce cardiovascular risk in obese adolescents.  Prior to this position, Murphy had experience in obesity and diabetes research, specifically how early life stress such as child abuse and neglect can predispose an individual to develop metabolic syndrome including hypertension in adulthood.   Murphy’s educational background includes a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and an MS in Dietetics Administration from the University of Kentucky.  She obtained a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida.  She currently serves on the Committee of Lifelong Learning and Delegate for the Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has previously served as President, Treasurer and State Policy Representative.