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Teri A. Murray, Ph.D., PHNA-BC, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Professor ; Dean Emerita


  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University
  • M.S.N., Community Health Nursing, Saint Louis University
  • M.Ed., Community and Adult Education, University of Missouri-Saint Louis
  • B.S.N., Saint Louis University 

Research Interests

Murray’s research and policy interests are focused on the social and structural determinants of health and the intersections between the social and political environments and health equity.

Publications and Media Placements

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of Nursing Education, 2021
  • Fellow, AACN, Diversity Leadership Institute, 2021
  • Woman of the Year, Saint Louis University, 2018 
  • Distinguished Black Alumni Award, Black Alumni Association, Saint Louis University, 2017 
  • Honoree, Women’s Leadership Society of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, 2016
  • Exemplary Leadership Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 2016
  •  National Institute of Health/National Institute of Minority Health Disparities: Health Disparities,  Course/Health Disparities Participant Scholar, 2014
  • Government Affairs Advocate of the Year Award, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2014 
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2011
  • Stellar Performance in Healthcare Award, St. Louis American Foundation, 2011
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society, 2011
  • Leadership for the 21st Century Certificate, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2010
  • Excellence in African-American Award, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2010
  • Exceptional Leader Award, YWCA, 2009
  • Certificate, Institute of Management and Leadership in Higher Education, 2009
  • Exceptional Commitment Award, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Member, 2008
  • Board Leadership Development Advisory Panel, 2008
  • Fellow, Executive Nurse Fellows Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2006
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Institute of Regulatory Excellence, 2005
  • Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Academic Leadership Program, 2005
  • President’s Academic Leadership Institute, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2000

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • President-Elect, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, 2023 - present
  • Board of Directors, Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, 2020 - present
  • Chair, Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research, Advocacy Committee, 2021 - present 
  • Board of Directors, VNA Homecare Foundation, 2023 - present 
  • Chair, Health Equity Expert Panel, American Academy of Nursing, 2022 - present
  • Advisor, Fellow Selection Committee, American Academy of Nursing, 2024 - present 
  • Member, American Academy of Nursing, 2011 - present 
  • Member, National Black Nurses Association, 2013 - present 
  • Member, American Public Health Association, 2013 - present 
  • Member, National League for Nursing, 2017 - present 
  • Member, Operations Committee, Casa de Salud Immigrant Health Center, St. Louis, MO, 2020 - present 
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Alumnae, 2008 - present
  • Member, Objective Grant Review Committee, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Nursing.  Title VIII:  Workforce Development Programs, 2023 - present