Director of Research
Development Media International (DMI)

Dr. Joanna Murray is Director of Research for Development Media International (DMI), where she has been for 8.5 years. Dr. Murray's background is in epidemiology and public health. Before joining DMI, Jo was a researcher based in the Child Health Unit in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, where she also completed her PhD. She worked on various research projects around improving neonatal and child health through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious illnesses. Her doctorate focused on the epidemiology of respiratory infections among infants, using novel methods to utilize and link data from electronic patient records. She has a degree in Biology from the University of York and a Masters in Modern Epidemiology from Imperial College London. At DMI, Jo is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of behavior change communication campaigns. This involves both qualitative and quantitative research, which is often used to inform campaign design and implementation as well as to measure impact. Jo oversees all phases of the research process, from the study design and development of survey tools, to the supervision of data collection, and then the analysis, interpretation and dissemination of research findings and publication in peer-reviewed journals.