Dr. Bronner Murrison is an epidemiologist with experience designing and conducting epidemiological, operational, and implementation science research studies. She received a PhD degree in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, an MPH degree in Global Epidemiology from Emory University, and BS in Genetics from the University of Georgia.
Since joining the faculty in the Division of Asthma Research, Dr. Bronner Murrison is working to better understand the mechanisms of progression to asthma in early childhood. She is conducting research to determine the asthma predicting potential of certain genetic variants in a cohort of children. She is also reviewing environmental exposures and their impact of allergic diseases. Her primary research interests encompass the use of translational epidemiology, operational research, and implementation science to transform research outcomes into practice and policies to support health systems and improve health outcomes.
Dr. Bronner Murrison has also been an instructor and invited speaker for numerous epidemiology, public and global health courses at the University of Cincinnati. She has advised masters and doctoral students in epidemiology, health services management, and global health in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Bronner Murrison’s previous research includes extensive experience working domestically and internationally on the effects of tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS, and viral hepatitis in sub-Saharan Africa, India, Rwanda, the Philippines, and the United States. She worked for the US CDC and the South African Medical Research Council to support the South African National TB Program. As a doctoral student, she evaluated TB diagnosis in India’s private sector to increase patient access to new TB diagnostic tests. She also examined the association of tobacco smoking and TB among individuals infected with HIV in South Africa.
Epidemiology; translational research; environmental causes of asthma and allergic diseases; surveillance; monitoring and evaluation; global health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS
Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics