Erin Roark Murphy, LMSW

Ph.D. Student - School of Social Work - University of Texas at Arlington

eroarkmurphy@gmail.com - erin.murphy@uta.edu

erin.murphy2@mavs.uta.edu - (940) 999-4419

136 Country Lakes Blvd, Argyle, Texas 76226

Education


May 2020 (Projected)
University of Texas at Arlington
Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Dissertation Chair: Anne Nordberg, PhD, MSW
May 2016
Texas Christian University
Master of Social Work
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

May 2015
Texas Woman's University
Bachelor of Social Work
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society

June 2018
New York University
University of Strathclyde
Qualitative and Mixed Methods
Transatlantic Summer Institute

Lead Instructor: Deborah K. Padgett, PhD, MPH

Professional License


Licensed Master Social Worker, License #62596
2016 - Current

Research Interests


Homelessness, aging and gerontology, innovative interventions, mental and physical healthcare access, health disparities


Qualitative research, arts-based research, phenomenology, mixed-methods research approaches, evaluation research


Research Experience


ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-2414-2738


"Evaluating Improved Transit Connections for Ladders of Opportunity"

Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Cronley and Dr. Fields
2018 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Research foci: transportation disadvantage, environmental justice, homelessness, older adults

Funding: North Central Texas Council of Governments


"Assessment of the State of Services for the Homeless Population 2017"

Research Coordinator, Dr. Courtney Cronley
2017 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

City of Arlington, Planning and Development

Research foci: homelessness, program evaluation, needs assessment

Funding: City of Arlington, Planning and Development


"Transportation Mobility Among Low-Income, Transportation Disadvantaged Older Adults Living in a Low Density Urban Environment Using Innovative Data Collection Methods"

Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Cronley, Dr. Fields, and Dr. Adorno
2016 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Civil Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Research foci: transportation disadvantage, Sen's capabilities approach, older adults

Funding: Innovative Community Academic Partnership (Icap) grant ($52,500)


"From Homeless to Housed"

Research Team Coordinator, Dr. James Petrovich
2015 - Current

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work

Research foci: homelessness, design elements, transitional housing, mental and physical healthcare, program evaluation

Funding: Fort Worth Foundation: [Grant Number RP0191]


"Compliance Barriers and Initial Outcomes of the Medicaid First Dental Home Policy in Dallas County"

Qualitative Data Analyst, Marcela Gutierrez
June 2017 - May 2018

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

Baylor University, School of Dentistry

Texas A&M University, Health Science Center

Community Council of Greater Dallas

Research foci: health disparities, phenomenological qualitative methodology, low income families, Medicaid

Funding: Gulf States Health Policy Center research award ($75,000)


"Assessment of the Implementation of Tarrant County's Coordinated Entry System for People Experiencing Homelessness"

Independent Contractor
September 2017 - April 2018

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]

Research foci: homelessness, rapid rehousing, coordinated entry, continuum of care, evaluation

Funding: Tarrant County Homeless Coalition


"The Power of Communal Song: Understanding the Meaning of Choir in the Lives of Homeless and Formerly Homeless Individuals"

Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Nordberg, Dr. Cronley, and Dr. Wayman
January 2017 - October 2017

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

University of Texas at Arlington, Choral Music Education

Research foci: homelessness, mental and physical health, individual and collective efficacy, social inclusion/exclusion

Funding: Unfunded


Publications


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Cronley, C., Fields, N. L., & Keaton, C. (In press). Student experiences engaging in interdisciplinary research collaborations: A case study for social work education. Accepted for publication by Journal of Social Work Education.


Murphy, E. R. (In press). Poor justice: How the poor fare in the courts. Accepted for publication by Journal of Progressive Human Services.


Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018). Understanding the phenomenon of older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. The British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx163


Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., Murphy, E. R., & McCoy, M. (2018). A community of singers: Employing exploratory cluster analysis to understand shared characteristics among members of a street choir for homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 27(1), 64-74. doi:10.1080/10530789.2018.1447269


Petrovich, J. C., Murphy, E. R., Hardin, L. K., & Koch, B. R. (2017). Creating safe spaces: Designing day shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 26, 65-72. doi:10.1080/10530789.2016.1260879


Murphy, E. R., & Petrovich, J. (2017). 9-1-1 triage: Implications of an emergency diversion collaboration effort. Perspectives on Social Work, 13, 22-30.


Murphy, E. R. (2017). Tribe: On homecoming and belonging. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 27(1), 93-94. doi: 10.1080/10530789.2017.1374499


Murphy, E. R. (2017). Understanding power: An imperative for human services. Social Work, 62(4), 373-375. doi: 10.1093/sw/swx039


Murphy, E. R. (2017). Essential business skills for social work managers: Tools for optimizing programs and organizations. Journal of Social Work, 17(6), 756-758. doi: 10.1177/1468017317715574


Technical Reports

Petrovich, J., Murphy, E. R., & Storey, C. (2018). Assesment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness.


Mattingly, S., Cronley, C., Fields, N., Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Crawford, M., Gwak, L., & Nargesi, S. R. R. (2018). Transportation mobility among low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults living in a low density urban environment using innovative data collection methods.


Work Submitted for Publication


Revise and Resubmit

Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., Keaton, C., & Palant, J. The Dallas street choir: The effect of communal singing on those experiencing homelessness. Submitted to Choral Journal.


Eghaneyan, B. H., & Murphy, E. R. Mental health help-seeking experiences of Hispanic women in the United States: Results from a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Submitted to Social Work in Public Health.


Under Review

Murphy, E. R., & Alexander, A. S. The 'collective voice that could change the world': A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of arts-based programming for adults experiencing homelessness. Submitted to Studies in Art Education.


Petrovich, J., Hunt, J., North, C. S., Murphy, E. R., & Pollio, D. E. Predictors of health service use among unsheltered and sheltered members of a community-based homeless sample. Submitted to American Journal of Public Health.


Murphy, E. R., & Cronley, C. Homelessness at mid- to late- life: Critical theory applications and implications for policy. Submitted to Housing, Theory and Society.


Conferences and Presentations


Murphy, E. R., Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., & Keaton, C. (2019, January). The impact of communal singing on those experiencing homelessness: Results of an interpretive phenomenological analysis. Presentation submitted for the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Cronley, C., & Murphy, E. R. (2019, January). "We're at a standstill" - A mixed-methods analysis of transportation disadvantage among individuals experiencing homelessness. Presentation submitted for the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2019, January). Measuring attitudes toward homelessness: A systematic review. Presentation submitted for the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Petrovich, J. C., Pollio, D. E., & Murphy, E. R. (2019, January). A community-based assessment of health service use by people experiencing unsheltered and sheltered homelessness. Presentation submitted for the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Eghaneyan, B. H., & Murphy, E. R. (2019, January). Measuring mental illness stigma among Hispanics: A systematic review. Presentation submitted for the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.


Canham, S., Perry, T. E., Murphy, E. R., Melekis, K. A. Vercruysse, C. M. C., & Grenier, A. M. (2018, November). The lived experience of homelessness in later life: Unique vulnerabilities and opportunities. Symposium submitted for the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.


Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018, November). Understanding older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Presentation submitted for the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.


Fields, N., Cronley, C., Mattingly, S., Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (2018, November). Without a ride: Testing the feasibility of app-technology to measure transportation mobility among older adults. Presentation submitted for the Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA.


Cronley, C., Fields, N., Miller, V. J., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, November). Rethinking data collection strategiesto document transportation disadvantage: An interprofessional approach. Accepted presentation at the Council on Social Work Education 2018 Annual Program Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA.


Murphy, E. R., Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018, July). Understanding older adult homelessness across North America: Results from a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Accepted presentation at the Joint World Conference on Social Work. Education and Social Development 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland.


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., & Cronley, C. (2018, July). Leveraging innovative interdisciplinary collaborations to improve quality of life among transportation disadvantaged populations: A case study for social work education. Accepted presentation at the Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, and Social Development 2018 Conference, Dublin, Ireland.


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Crawford, M., Gwak, L., Reza, S., & Khademi, S. (2018, June). Leveraging social work skills to engage lower-income older adults in research on the impact of transportation disadvantage. Accepted presentation at the Fifth Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.


Rahman, Z. Mattingly, S., Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V. J., Balasubramanian, M., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, June). Techniques for assessing transportation gaps of environmental justice populations. Accepted presentation at the 7th Transportation Research Board Conference on Innovations is Travel Modeling, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Gutierrez, M., Hoffman, P., Murphy, E. R., & White, S. (2018, June). A model of caregiver participation in early childhood oral health care. Accepted presentation at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA, USA.


Petrovich, J., Hunt, J., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, May). Health service use by people experiencing homelessness: A comparison of sheltered and unsheltered populations. Accepted presentation at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA.


Murphy, E. R., & Alexander, A. S. (2018, May). The 'collective voice that could change the world': A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of arts-based programming for adults experiencing homelessness. Accepted presentation at the University of Texas at Arlington's Student Research Showcase, Arlington, TX, USA.


Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. (2018, May). Measuring attitudes toward homelessness: A systematic review. Accepted presentation at the University of Texas at Arlington's Student Research Showcase, Arlington, TX, USA.


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Gwak, L., Crawford, M., Fields, N., Cronley, C., & Mattingly, S. P. (2018, May). Leveraging app technology to measure the impact of transportation disadvantage: A methodological case study. Accepted presentation at the University of Texas at Arlington's, Student Research Showcase, Arlington, TX, USA.


Mattingly, S. Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Crawford, M., Gwak, L., & Nargesi, S. R. R. (2018, May). Transportation mobility among low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults living in a low density urban environment using innovative data collection methods. Invited presentation at the North Central Texas Council of Government Meeting, Arlington, TX, USA.


Murphy, E. R., & Petrovich, J. (2018, April). Assessment of the implementation of a north Texas county's continuum of care coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness. Presented at the Housing First Partners Conference, Denver, CO, USA.


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Kelley, D., Rahman, Z., Reza, S., & Balasubramanian, M. (2017, September). Working on an interdisciplinary team to address transportation disadvantage among older adults. Presented at the National Institute for Transportation and Communities 2017 Transportation & Communities Summit, Portland, OR, USA.


Petrovich, J. & Murphy, E. R. (2018, April). From homeless to housed: A qualitative analysis of client needs, goals, and challenges in permanent supportive housing. Presented at the Housing First Partners Conference, Denver, CO, USA.


Rahman, Z., Mattingly, S., Fields, N., Cronley, C., Miller, V., Balasubramanian, M., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, April). An innovative data collection approach to include low-income, transportation disadvantaged older adults in the transportation planning process. Presented at the 59th Annual Transprtation Research Forum, Minneapolis, MN, USA.


Petrovich, J. C. & Murphy, E. R. (2018, March). Assesment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness. Invited presentation at the 2018 State of the Homeless Address, Fort Worth, TX, USA.


Petrovich, J. C. & Murphy, E. R. (2018, March). Assesment of the implementation of Tarrant County's coordinated entry system for people experiencing homelessness. Invited presentation at the 2018 State of the Homeless Address, Arlington, TX, USA.


Hoffman, P., & Murphy, E. R. (2018, February). Texas first dental home project. Presented at the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, Birmingham, AL, USA.


Hoffman, P., Gutierrez, M., Murphy, E. R., & White, S. (2018, February). First dental homes: A community partner perspective. Presented at the Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds, Birmingham, AL, USA.


Nordberg, A., Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., & Keaton, C. (2018, January). The effects of communal singing on those experiencing homelessness. Invited presentation at the Association of Street Choir Directors Summit, Dallas, TX, USA.


Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. (2018, January). Understanding the phenomenon of older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.


Murphy, E. R., McCoy, M., Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., & Keaton, C. (2018, January). The power of communal song: Resilience and choir participation among homeless and formerly homeless adults. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.


Eghaneyan, B. & Murphy, E. R. (2018, January). Mental health help-seeking experiences of Hispanic women in the United States: Results from a qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.


Cronley, C., Murphy, E. R., Kenny, S., & Cochran, M. (2017, December). Arlington 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness: Community review and update of 2008 plan. Presented at the Arlington City Council and Community Partners Meeting, Arlington, TX, USA.


Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, November). Creating safe spaces: Designing day shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Presented at the American Public Health Association [APHA] Annual Meeting & Expo, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., Murphy E. R., & Keaton, C. (2017, November). The power of communal song: A mixed-methods study of Dallas street choir members. Presented at the Dallas Street Choir Board Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA.


Murphy, E. R. (2017, October). Homelessness at mid-life: Critical theory and implications for policy. Presented at the Council on Social Work Education [CSWE] Annual Program Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA.


Hunt, J., Petrovich, J., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, October). A comparison of health care use by people experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness. Presented at the Thirteenth annual International Street Medicine Symposium, Allentown, PA, USA.


Murphy, E. R. (2017, September). Leveraging app technology to document social exclusion and lost opportunities due to transportation disadvantage among environmental justice populations: An interdisciplinary case study. Invited presentation at Safe Routes to School National Partnership's Active Transportation Equity Work Group, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.


Petrovich, J. C., & Murphy, E. R. (2017, June). From homeless to housed: A formative evaluation of a permanent supportive housing program. Invited presentation at DRC Community Solutions to End Homelessness Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, USA.


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Kelley, D., Rahman, Z., Reza, S., & Balasubramanian, M. (2017, June). Working on an interdisciplinary team to address the transportation experiences of environmental justice populations. Presented at Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities 4th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.


Murphy, E. R., McCoy, M., Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., & Keaton, C. (2017, April). The power of communal song: Understanding the meaning of choir in the lives of homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Presented at School of Social Work Mental Health Symposium, Arlington, TX, USA.


Petrovich, J. C. & Murphy, E. R. (2017, March). From homeless to housed: A qualitative examination of client experiences in permanent supportive housing. Invited presentation at the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, USA.


Murphy, E. R. (2016, April). 9-1-1 nurse triage program effectiveness. Presented at the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX, USA.


Teaching Experience


Instructor

Aging in American Society
Fall 2017

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

SOCW 4335/5335

Face-to-Face


Guest Lecturer

Social Research
Fall 2017

Texas Woman's University, Department of Social Work

SOWK 3053

Face-to-Face


Guest Lecturer

Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting
Spring 2015

Texas Woman's University, College of Business

BUS 4183

Face-to-Face


Journal/Abstract Reviewer


Manuscript Reviewer
2016 - Current

Perspectives on Social Work


Manuscript Reviewer
2018 - Current

Community Change


Abstract Reviewer
Spring 2018

American Public Health Association Caucus on Homelessness


Abstract Reviewer
Spring 2018

Council on Social Work Eduction, Gero-Ed Aging and Gerontology


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards


NITC Scholars Fellowship
2017 - Current

National Institute for Transportation and Communities


Graduate Research Fellowship
2016 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Dean's Fellowship
2016 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Qualitative and Mixed Methods Fellowship
June 2018

Transatlantic Summer Institute on Qualitative and Mixed Methods

New York University, Silver School of Social Work

University of Strathclyde, Center for Health Policy


Outstanding 2nd Year PhD Student
2018

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Travel Funding Award
Spring 2018

University of Alabama at Birmingham

School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine


Oustanding First Year Graduate Research Assistant
2017

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Outstanding Graduate Student Award
2016

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work


Outstanding Academic Achievement
2016

Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Press and Guest Speaking


"Understanding the Phenomenon of Older Adult Homelessness in North America: A Qualitative Interpretive Meta-Synthesis". Information for Practice [Weblog], New York, NY - February 2018.

"Texan of the Year Finalist: Jonathan Palant took the Dallas Street Choir to Carnegie Hall". Dallas Morning News Editorial, Dallas, TX - December 2017.

"Social Work Students Use Transportation Data for Research". Interviewed by The Shorthorn. Arlington, TX - December 2017.

"Why Research Matters". Presenter at Texas Woman's University's Social Research (SOWK 3053). Denton, TX - November 2017.

"School of Social Work analyzes homeless population needs in Arlington". Interviewed by The Shorthorn. Arlington, TX - October 2016.

"Social Work Careers in Healthcare Settings". Co-presenter at Texas Christian University Camp Med. Fort Worth, TX - August 2016.

"Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Social Work". Presenter at Texas Woman's University Phi Alpha Meeting. Denton, TX - February 2016.

"Basic Formatting APA, 6th Edition". Presenter at Texas Woman's University Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting (BUS 4183). Denton, TX - March 2015.

"Guardianship and the Person". Co-presenter at Continuing Education Conference. Denton, TX - March 2015.

"Sexuality and People with Mental Disabilities: The Issues, the Law, and the Guardian". Co-presenter at Continuing Education Conference. Denton, TX - February 2015.

Social Work Experience and Relevant Employment


Exam Development
May 2018 - December 2018

University of Texas at Arlington

Child-care administrator license and child-placing agency administrator license


Research Coordinator
January 2018 - August 2018

University of Texas at Arlington

City of Arlington, Planning and Development


Data Analyst
June 2017 - May 2018

University of Texas at Arlington

Community Council of Greater Dallas


Academic Mentor
August 2017 - May 2018

University of Texas at Arlington

School of Social Work


Program Evaluator
September 2017 - April 2018

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Coordinated Entry System


Program Evaluator
January 2017 - October 2017

University of Texas at Arlington

School of Social Work


Program Evaluator
May 2016 - October 2017

Texas Christian University

Palm Tree Apartments


Kinship Home Assessor and Writer
2015 - 2016
(May 2016 - October 2016 post-MSW)

Covenant Kids


Transition Care Coordinator Intern
2015 - 2016

John Peter Smith, Emergency Department


Guardianship Specialist Intern
2015

Health Services of North Texas


Senior Caregiver
2013 - 2015

HomeInstead Senior Care


Writing Consultant
2014 - 2015

Texas Woman's University, Write Site


Professional Affiliations


National Association of Social Workers
2014 - Current

Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society
2014 - Current

Society for Social Work and Research
2016 - Current

Gerontological Society of America
2017 - Current

Council on Social Work Education
2017 - Current

American Public Health Association
2017 - Current

National Guardianship Association
2015 - 2016

Service


Community Health Collaborative Member
2015 - Current

MedStar Mobile Healthcare


Gerontology Organization Member
2016 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Caucus on Homelessness Member
2017 - Current

American Public Health Association


Community Advisory Committee Member
2017 - Current

Texas Christian University, Department of Social Work


Doctoral Student Association Social Chair
2017 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Social Work Liaison
2017 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, Transportation Student Organization


Doctoral Student Mentor
2017 - Current

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Point-in-Time Homeless Count Volunteer
2016, 2017

Tarrant County Homeless Coalition


Student Volunteer
2017

Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting


Student Volunteer
2017

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference


Graduate Student Cabinet Member
2015 - 2016

Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Guardianship Volunteer
2015 - 2016

Health Services of North Texas


Student Volunteer
2016

Baccalaureate Program Directors


Student Volunteer
2016

National Association of Social Workers


Promise House Pal Youth Shelter Volunteer
2014 - 2016

Promise House of Dallas


Meal Distribution Volunteer
2012 - 2014

Meals on Wheels of Denton County