Dr. Murillo received a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Claremont Graduate University. She is currently spearheading the Latinx community efforts against Covid-19 for Charles Drew University (CDU). Using a community based participatory approach, she is engaging community messengers such as community based organizations and religious groups in getting the Latinx community vaccinated in Los Angeles. Dr. Murillo long-term research goals are to develop a comprehensive understanding of Latinx social determinants of health, gender inequities, and health disparities. Using a socioecological model and intersectional lens, she hopes to develop research-informed interventions that can be used to advance measures to protect, preserve, and promote the health and safety of the Latinx community, more specifically, Latinas. Her research explores the effects displacement and gentrification have on female-headed households caring for children and no spouse. Her overall goal is to propose more community informed, equitable policies to respond to Latinas immediate needs
Dr. Murillo is a 2021 AcademyHealth Diversity Scholar.