Richard A. Murphy

Organizer, FEMAville Health Care Project


Richard A. Murphy organized the FEMAville Health Care Project in North Carolina as a third-year medical student at Duke. His interest in the relationship between health, human rights, and poor communities stems from working with the North Carolina Student Rural Health Coalition, an organization that has long been making these connections in their work in the eastern part of the state. He is currently an intern in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Featured Work

MAY 6, 2001 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2, No. 6 (Spring/Summer 2001): Rights and the Struggle for Health: Articles: Temporary Health Care, Lasting Power

Richard A. Murphy tells how human rights advocacy helped the displaced citizens of Princeville, North Carolina, take on FEMA.