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Tanya K. Murphy, M.D.
Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics
About Dr. Tanya K. Murphy, M.D.
Dr. Murphy is the Director of the Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, and holds the Maurice A. and Thelma P. Rothman Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry.
After graduating from the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, Dr. Murphy stayed at UF to complete her residency in general psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. As a member of the Department of Psychiatry faculty, she served as Director of the UF Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Program, Director of the UF Child Anxiety & Tic Disorder Clinic, and Medical Director for the UF Autism Unit. From 2005 - 2008 she was Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UF.
Dr. Murphy is board-certified in psychiatry and child psychiatry. She also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. She has received several major grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers. Her current research focuses on understanding the role of infections and the immune system in the onset of childhood psychiatric disorders and pharmacological and psychological treatments for Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She holds leadership positions with several national Tourette's Syndrome groups and serves on the scientific advisory board for the Regional Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.