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Dr. Linda Rae Murray

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Instructor
Internal Medicine Physician
Medical Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Sweet Pototo Pie
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Home
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
8/25/1948
Birth Location:
Cleveland, Ohio

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Medical Instructor
Internal Medicine Physician
Medical Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Sweet Pototo Pie
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Home
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
8/25/1948
Birth Location:
Cleveland
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Biography

Dr. Linda Rae Murray was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 25, 1948. After graduating from Collinwood High School in 1966, Murray attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned her B.S. degree in mathematics in 1973. Murray continued her education at UIC, earning her M.D. in 1977. Following the completion of her M.D., Murray attended the University of Illinois School of Public Health in Chicago, where she earned her master’s of public health in 1980; she later returned to school to continue her education in the doctoral program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

After completing her medical degree, Murray became a resident physician in internal medicine and occupational therapy at Cook County Hospital, where she remained until 1980. In 1981, Murray left Cook County Hospital for Bethany Hospital, also in Chicago, and in 1983, became the medical director for the Manitoba Federation of Labour in Winnipeg, Canada. Murray returned to the United States in 1985, and began teaching at Meharry Medical College; in 1987, she returned to Chicago to work with the Chicago Department of Health. By 1992, Murray had become the medical director of the Near North Health Services Corporation. After a series of other high-level positions, Murray became the chief medical officer of Primary Care & Community Health: Ambulatory & Community Health Network of Cook County. Later, Murray became the attending physician at the Woodlawn Health Center. Throughout her career of health administration and medical practice, Murray also worked as a teacher, teaching internal medicine and midwifery, among other courses. In 2005, Murray was elected Chief Medical Officer of the Ambulatory & Community Health Network of the American Public Health Association, a position she would hold until 2009.

Murray was also an active member of her community, having been involved with dozens of groups and organizations over the years. From 1981 until 1983, Murray was a part of the First Congressional District of Illinois Health Task Force under Harold Washington; she returned to that role from 1985 to 1992 under Congressman Charles Hayes. Murray has received many awards, including the Daniel Hale Williams Award from the cook County Physician’s Association, and the Distinguished Service in the Health Field Award form the National Association of Minority Medical Educators.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Linda Rae Murray's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her mother's side of the family, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray shares a story about her maternal great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her maternal great-grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her mother's side of the family, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her mother's childhood in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her family's limited educational opportunities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers the impact of World War II on her family , pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers the impact of World War II on her family, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her early political activism
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her father's upbringing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about cultural institutions in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls the social demographics of Cleveland, Ohio when she was growing up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers participating in a Marxist study group as a teenager
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray explains how her view of civil rights activism was shaped by her studies of Marxism
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her experiences at Marion-Sterling Elementary School in Cleveland, Ohio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls being pestered by a librarian at the Sterling Branch Library in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her experiences at Marion-Sterling Elementary School in Cleveland, Ohio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her experiences at Boulevard Elementary School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her experiences at Boulevard Elementary School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers being a coach for her little league baseball team in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her involvement in sports growing up
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about moving out of the projects in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls a memorable teacher from Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers taking time off at Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her family's views on religion
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about reactions to her identity as an atheist
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her experience serving on the board of the AIDS Pastoral Care Network in Chicago, Illinois while being an atheist
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about Reverend Bruce W. Klunder's death
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls protests against integrating Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls protests against integrating Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls how Collinwood High School in Cleveland, Ohio was evacuated during violent protests
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray explains why she attended the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers being stopped by the Chicago police her first night at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about majoring in mathematics at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers a controversial instructor from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers her decision to pursue medicine, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers her decision to pursue medicine, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her decision to pursue medical school while pregnant
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray explains her decision to transfer to the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers a sexist response when she asked for a recommendation to medical school
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers challenges at the financial aid office at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray explains how she received financial assistance for medical school as a research assistant at Cook County Hospital
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her impressions of medical school, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her impressions of medical school, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers the support network of minority students at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about memorable medical professionals from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her political involvement as a medical student at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers specializing in environmental and occupational medicine
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her experiences working at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray details her work with labor unions at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes challenges she faced while working at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about leaving Chicago, Illinois for a position at Manitoba Federation of Labour in Canada
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her decision to lead Meharry Medical College's occupational health program
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray details her involvement with the Chicago Department of Health
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray recalls her return to the Cook County health system
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about her involvement in national and local health organizations
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers her involvement on the board of the American Public Health Administration during the Clinton health plan debates
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray reflects upon the factors that make a community healthy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 12 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray remembers Dr. Paul B. Cornely's impact on her public health interests
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray talks about the accomplishments of Dr. Paul B. Cornely
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray reflects upon her life experiences
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Dr. Linda Rae Murray narrates her photographs