Tim Murray, PhD

Research Statistician and Program Manager
Data and Decision Sciences Program
US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

About Me

I am a Research Economist and the Program Manager for the Data and Decision Sciences Program at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) and I manage research using the Soldier Performance, Health, and Readiness Database (SPHERE). I also am an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at Bentley University

I received a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2019, and an M.B.A. and M.A. from Old Dominion University in 2013.

I am an Applied Microeconomist who uses quasi-experimental statistical methods to find causal relationships using survey, administrative, and experimental data. At USARIEM, I use these empirical tools to study the impact of policies and interventions on the performance and health of Warfighters. 

Broadly, my research fields are Health and Labor Economics with focuses on two areas:

1. Examining the impact of policy and interventions on health and health outcomes.

2. Maximizing retirees’ consumption in retirement by understanding their utilization of housing equity.

Prior to my current position at USARIEM, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Virginia Military Institute.

Before graduate school, I was an Assistant Manager of Culinary Operations at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. My undergraduate education was split between Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University where I graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. As a hobby, I am an avid basketball player.

Last Updated: March 22, 2024