Kimberly Murray, MPP

Research Analyst

Research Interests

  • Variation in health care delivery, disease screening
  • Health care appropriateness and overtreatment
  • Healthcare quality improvement

Kim came to CORE in 2004 and has spent most of her tenure working in health services research using large claims databases such as Medicare and the NCI SEER database. She has served as a research analyst on multiple projects involving quality of end-of-life cancer care resulting in a Dartmouth Atlas report and publications in Health Affairs and various oncology journals. Presently, her projects focus on health care appropriateness, identifying and reducing low-value care health care, understanding patterns of care for lung cancer, and cancer genomics diagnostics.

Kim has over 20 years of experience in health services research and is a SAS enthusiast. Prior to CORE, Kim was a research associate at the Muskie School of Public Policy and Management’s Health Policy Institute working on research topics involving rural health and aging. Topics of interest included aging in place, reducing multiple moves, and screening for cognitive deficiency and behavioral problems.   Kim earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School at USM.

Duarte CW, Black AW, Murray K, Haskins AE, Lucas L, Hallen S, Han PK. Validation of the Patient-Reported Outcome Mortality Prediction Tool (PROMPT). Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2015 Aug;50(2):241-247. PubMed PMID: 25891663.

Duarte CW, Murray K, Lucas FL, Fairfield K, Miller H, Brooks P, Vary CP. Improved survival outcomes in cancer patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 2014;23(1):117-25. PubMed PMID: 24192008.

Morden NE, Chang CH, Jacobson JO, Berke EM, Bynum JP, Murray KM, Goodman DC. End-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer is highly intensive overall and varies widely.  Health Affairs. 2012 Apr;31(4):786-96. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0650.

Fairfield KM, Murray K, Lucas FL, Wierman HR, Earle CC, Trimble EL, Small L, Warren JL. Completion of Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Use of Health Services for Older Women With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.  J Clin Oncol. 2011; 29:3921-3926.

Miesfeldt S, Murray K, Lucas L, Chang CH, Goodman D, Morden NE.  Association of age, gender, and race with intensity of end-of-life care for medicare beneficiaries with cancer.  J Palliat Med. 2012; 15:548-554. PMCID: PMC3353746

Fairfield KM, Murray KM, Wierman HR, Han PK, Hallen S, Miesfeldt S, Trimble EL, Warren JL, Earle CC. Disparities in hospice care among older women dying with ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2011; 125:14-18.

Goodman DC, Fisher ES, Chang CH, Morden NE, Jacobson JO, Murray K, Miesfeldt S, Quality of End-Of Life Cancer Care for Medicare Beneficiaries Regional and Hospital-Specific Analyses, Dartmouth Atlas Project. 2010.

Bolda EJ, Seavey JW, Murray KM, Flanary  S. Developing Affordable Non-Medical Residential Care in Rural Communities: Barriers and Opportunities. (Working Paper #18) Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center. 2000.

Bolda EJ, Murray KM. Admission severity and mortality rates among urban and rural nursing facility residents with dementia. (Working Paper #25). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center. 2000.