Graduate School
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH, 1997-2002
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2003-2005
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2005-2008

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

HIV and international/global health

Research Interests

HIV and HPV (human papilloma virus)


Publication Information

  • Al Hammoud R, Murphy JR, Perez N. Imported Congenital Rubella Syndrome, United States, 2017. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018;24(4):800-1. doi: 10.3201/eid2404.171540. PubMed PMID: 29553333; PMCID: PMC5875265.
  • Contreras GA, Rodriguez G, Del Bianco G, Benjamins L, Murphy J, Heresi G, Perez N. Time from initiation of antiretroviral therapy to viral suppression in a Cohort of Perinatally HIV Infected Children and Adolescents: a dynamic performance indicator for pediatric HIV care. Clin Infect Dis. 2017.
  • Al Hammoud R, Nayes SL, Murphy JR, Heresi GP, Butler IJ, Perez N. Angiostrongylus cantonensis Meningitis and Myelitis, Texas, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;23(6):1037-8. doi: 10.3201/eid2306.161683. PubMed PMID: 28518035; PMCID: PMC5443436.
  • Zakhour R, Tran DQ, Heresi GP, Degaffe G, Bell CS, Donnachie E, Zhang W, Perez N, Benjamins LJ, Del Bianco G, Rodriguez G, Murphy JR. CD31 Expression on CD4+ Cells: A Simple Method for Quantitation of Recent Thymus Emigrant CD4 Cells. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016;95(4):970-2. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0773. PubMed PMID: 27527632; PMCID: PMC5062808.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, October 2015
  • American Board of Pediatric Infectious Disease, November 2017