Kimberly Ling Murtaugh



Kimberly Ling Murtaugh’s current research focuses on the use of behavioral economic principles to evoke health behavior change in addiction medicine. She recently worked with a team creating UN guidelines for methamphetamine use and HIV/AIDS risk worldwide. She has worked in strategy management consulting as well as serving as the Center Coordinator for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, a national network of researchers and practitioners that develop best practices for treating child trauma. She is also a founding board member of The Ling Family Foundation.

Dr. Ling Murtaugh is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. She received her PhD and MSc at Carnegie Mellon University in Organizational Behavior and Theory with a special focus on judgment and decision making, statistics, and behavioral economics. She earned her BA at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in the Biological Basis of Behavior with minors in Psychology and Spanish. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA, Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine focusing on the integration of addiction medicine in primary care.


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