Mary Murphy leads a team of project development and state outreach strategy staff that operates across Pew’s fiscal and economic, health, and safety and justice portfolios. She oversees launching new government performance projects, manages external partnerships, and directs state and local engagement strategies. Murphy’s team supports a wide range of projects that apply research, technical assistance, and advocacy to advance evidence-based policies. Murphy has extensive experience and expertise in state and local fiscal policy and previously led research and technical assistance for Pew’s state fiscal health initiative.
Before joining Pew, Murphy was a researcher and analyst at Wider Opportunities for Women, where she led research and wrote reports on employment, economic, and income security issues. She also was a researcher at the Urban Institute, specializing in social safety net programs.
Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Reed College.