Nancy Murphy, MD, FAAP, FAAPMR

Chief, Division of Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah
Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
Pediatric Comprehensive Care Clinic
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
contact address


Since joining the faculty in 2001, Nancy Murphy has been the Medical Director of the Pediatric Transitional Care Program at South Davis Community Hospital. In 2007, she established the Comprehensive Care Program at Primary Children’s Hospital for children with complex conditions and disabilities, often with technology dependencies. She is the Immediate Past Chair of Council of Children with Disabilities, a national committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Throughout her career as a pediatric physiatrist, Dr. Murphy has focused her clinical and academic work on the care of children with disabilities, in the context of their families and communities.

Selected Bibliography:

Holmes LG, Himle MB, Sewell KK, Carbone PS, Strassberg DS, Murphy NA.
Addressing sexuality in youth with autism spectrum disorders: current pediatric practices and barriers.
J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014;35(3):172-8. PubMed abstract

Murphy NA, Elias ER.
Sexuality of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
Pediatrics. 2006;118(1):398-403. PubMed abstract / Full Text
This American Academy of Pediatrics' Clinical Report provides additional information and guidance for providers relating to puberty, psychosocial considerations, sexual abuse, sexuality education, and the pediatrician's role.

Hall JA, Horgan TG, Murphy NA.
Nonverbal Communication.
Annu Rev Psychol. 2019;70:271-294. PubMed abstract

Murphy NA, Hall JA, Schmid Mast M, Ruben MA, Frauendorfer D, Blanch-Hartigan D, Roter DL, Nguyen L.
Reliability and validity of nonverbal thin slices in social interactions.
Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2015;41(2):199-213. PubMed abstract

Noritz GH, Murphy NA.
Motor delays: early identification and evaluation.
Pediatrics. 2013;131(6):e2016-27. PubMed abstract