Jann Murray-Garcia, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Jann Murray-Garcia is assistant adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis where she shares her expertise in leadership and health policy to assist in the development of curriculum and student life programs. Murray- Garcia co-teaches the course Community Connections for Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership master’s degree classes.
In addition, Murray-Garcia is a pediatrician and independent consultant. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her medical degree from UCSF and completed 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 Melanie Tervalon, also a physican, Murray-Garcia 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).
Murray-Garcia also produced a youth-directed documentary, “From the Community to the Classroom,” about ending apathy in the public schools of Davis, Calif. Murray-Garcia worked with students in Davis over a seven-year period and this film documents her work.
Murray-Garcia led the 2011 Race and Health Institute, an interprofessional pilot program for UC Davis School of Medicine first-year students.
Along with the elimination of health disparities, Murray-Garcia’s interests include the impact of racial stratification and racial-identity development on the health and health-related decisions of youth and adults.
Contact information: Phone: (916) 734-3635 | Jann.Murray-Garcia@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu