Velma McBride Murry, PhD
Dr. Murry's research focuses on family, community, and societal contexts and their relationship to parenting processes and behavioral outcomes. A common theme in her work includes understanding how family configuration, socioeconomic status, neighborhood, ethnocultural, and sociohistorical factors explain and predict family processes and family functioning.
- Professor of Human Development and Betts Chair, Peabody College, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
- PhD, 1987, University of Missouri - Columbia, Human Development & Family Studies
- Black, A.R., Murry, V.M, Cutrona, C.E., & Chen, Y.F. (2009). Multiple roles, multiple lives: the protective effects of role responsibilities on the health functioning of African American mothers. Women & Health, 49(2-3), 144-63.
- Murry, V.M., Berkel, C., Brody, G.H., Miller, S.J., & Chen, Y. (2009). Linking parental socialization to interpersonal protective processes, academic self-presentation, and expectations among rural African American youth. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(1), 1-10.
- Berkel, C., Murry, V.M., Hurt, T., Chen, Y., Brody, G.H. Simons, R.L., ... Gibbons, F.X. (2009). It Takes a Village: Protecting Rural African American Youth in the Context of Racism. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38(2), 175-188.
- Brody, G. H., Chen, Y.-f., Kogan, S. M., Murry, V. M., Logan, P., & Luo, Z. (2008). Linking perceived discrimination to longitudinal changes in African American mothers' parenting practices. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70, 319-331.
- Brody, G. H., Kogan, S. M., Murry, V. M., Chen, Y., & Brown, A.C. (2008). Psychological functioning, support for self-management, and glycemic control among rural African American adults with diabetes mellitus Type 2. Health Psychology, 27, S83-S90.
- Accepting Feedback from the Community
- Cultural Evaluation of Questionnaires
- Find a Niche
- Gaining Sanction from Community Leaders
- Getting Your Sea Legs
- Opening Doors in Communities