University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH

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Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH

Dr. Murray-García received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from UCSF, and pediatric residency training at Oakland Children’s Hospital, followed by a master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley.  She also completed a Pew Health Policy Fellowship at UCSF and a Primary Care Outcomes Research Fellowship at UC Davis.  Her publications on race, health care, and child development have appeared in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatrics, Medical Care, Academic Medicine, and Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  

With Dr. Melanie Tervalon, Dr. Murray-García coined and developed the concept of “Cultural Humility” in her most-oft cited publication, Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competency:  A critical distinction in defining physician training outcomes in multicultural education.”  (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1998.)

Currently she works as an independent consultant and scholar, including a long-term role as a Visiting Consulting Faculty member at UC Davis’ brand new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.  

Along with the elimination of health disparities, Dr. Murray-García’s interests include the impact of racial stratification and racial identity development on the health and health-related decisions of youth and adults.

She lives in Davis, California with her husband and two children.

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.