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

Professional License


Licensed Master Social Worker, License #62596
2016 - Current

Research Interests


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


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


Research Experience


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


"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
2017 - Current

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


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

Independent Contractor
2017 - Current

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


"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


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

Graduate Research Assistant, Marcela Gutierrez
2017 - Current

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)


"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]


Publications


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. doi: 10.1080/10530789.2017.1374499


Murphy, E. R. (2017). Understanding power: An imperative for human services. Social Work, 62(4), 1-2. 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


In Press

Murphy, E. R., & Eghaneyan, B. H. Understanding the phenomenon of older adult homelessness in North America: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis. Accepted for publication by British Journal of Social Work.


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


Work Submitted for Publication


Under Review

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.


Cronley, C., Nordberg, A., Murphy, E. R., & McCoy, M. A community of singers: Employing exploratory cluster analysis to reveal clusters of psychosocial characteristics among members of a street choir for homeless and formerly homeless individuals. Submitted to Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless.


Miller, V. J., Murphy, E. R., Cronley, C., Fields, N. L., & Keaton, C. Student experiences engaging in interdiciplinary research collaborations: A case study for social work education. Submitted to Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice.


Conferences and Presentations


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. Accepted presentation at the Housing First Partners Conference, Denver, CO.


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


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. Accepted presentation at the 59th Annual Transprtation Research Forum, Minneapolis, MN.


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


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. Accepted presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


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. Accepted presentation at the Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Washington, DC.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


Teaching Experience


Aging in American Society
Fall 2017

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work

SOCW 4335/5335

Face-to-Face


Journal Reviewer


Perspectives on Social Work
2016 - Current

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


Course Buyout/Release
Spring 2018

City of Arlington, Planning and Development

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Oustanding First Year Graduate Research Assistant
2017

University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work


Outstanding Graduate Student Award
2016

Texas Christian University, School of Social Work


Outstanding Academic Achievement
2016

Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences


Press and Guest Speaking


"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


Kinship Home Assessor and Writer
2015 - 2016

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