Data Visualization Expert Data Scientist Clinical Researcher Chicago, IL

Professional Appointments

Sr. Data Engineer 3Data Austin, TX 2018 - 2019

• Created a ‘grammar of graphics’ data visualization suite for virtual reality using JavaScript, d3.js, three.js, and WebGL

• Created a Web-based multi-user, cross-device, and cross-reality platform for collaborative data analysis and presentation using React.js, A-Frame, WebRTC, Node.js, MongoDB, Azure, and WebVR/WebXR

• Led a team of 3, organized development processes with Agile and git, mentored creative staff in HTML, CSS, and A-Frame

Data Scientist / Sr. Research Project Manager Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Chicago, IL 2012 - 2018

• Designed and managed development of an international Web-based clinical outcomes registry for dietetics practice using ASP.NET, MS SQL Server, and SQL Server R Services

• Designed and conducted translation and clinical effectiveness trials, managing data and analysis with R, tidyverse (dplyr), NLP, and mixed-effects linear modelling (lmer/lme4)

• Provided business intelligence analytics services to the Board of Directors using R and ggplot2

• Won grant funding for and promoted outcomes research, presenting at regional and national conferences

• Provided scientific input on regulatory comments and maintained compliance (IRB, HIPAA, FDA)

Clinical Dietitian Memphis VA Medical Center Memphis, TN 2011-2012

Training and Education


M.S., Nutrition Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 2011
B.S., Nutrition University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 2009

Certifications and Professional Development

Data Science Specialization Certificate Johns Hopkins University Biostatistics via Verify at Earned 2015

• Completed coursework and a capstone project covering R programming, data munging, exploratory data analysis, reproducible research, statistical inference, regression modelling, machine learning (including random forests, svm, caret, Tensorflow, Keras), natural language processing, and interactive data products

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Commission on Dietetic Registration Verify at 2010 -

Publications, Presentations, Grants, and Products

Selected items (complete listing available at

Software/Data Products

How to Turn Your ggplot2 Visualization into an Interactive Tweet with Available at

A-Frame Machinima Testing: automated functional testing for WebVR virtual reality projects using motion-captured user input with Karma, Mocha, & Chai. Available at

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Murphy WJ, Yadrick MM, Steiber AL, Mohan V, Papoutsakis C. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure (ANDHII): A Pilot Study on the Documentation of the Nutrition Care Process and the Usability of ANDHII by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Oct;118(10):1966-1974.

Symposia Presentations

Cultivating Research Skills: Working with your IRB and Getting started with De-Identified Data. 2016 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. Boston, MA.

Textbook Chapters

Murphy W, Hand RK. Outcomes Research and Economic Analysis. In: Van Horn L, Beto J, eds. Research: Successful Approaches in Nutrition and Dietetics. 4th ed. Chicago, IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2019:350-379.