Sandra Murdock, Dr.P.H.

Associate Professor, Health Care Administration

Executive in Residence, MHA

Healthcare Administration

Sandra Murdock, Dr.P.H.

HOU 7015


Sandra Murdock, Dr.P.H., FACHE, is currently Executive-in-Residence and Associate Professor for the TWU MHA Program. During her extensive career, she was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Region 2 Health Plan for the Texas 1115 Medicaid Waiver. Executive positions include VP of Operations, President & CEO, COO, AVP of Ambulatory Operations and Chief Administrative Officer.
Dr. Murdock is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) where she is a Fellow. She is an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).


Dr.P.H., Public Health, Health Services Organization, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
M.A., Management Degree, Health Care Administration, Graduated cum laude, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
B.S., Medical Technology, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

Research Interests

Health Systems; Integrated Delivery Systems; Disruptive Change Management; Models of Care; Leadership; Service Line Management; Consulting

Latest Articles

Strategies to Achieve Competencies during Disruptive Change: Emerging Employer Needs and their Impact on Program Deliverables in the Healthcare Sector
Journal of Health Administration Education, The (2019)
Sandra Murdock, Rigoberto I. Delgado, Elizabeth Gammon, Neha Raole

Hazards of Blood Collection: Techniques for Obtaining Quality Test Results Safely
American Society of Clinical Pathology (2018)
Sandra Murdock

A Model for Healthcare Administration Education to Meet Needs of Disruptive Change in Healthcare
Journal of Health Administration Education, The (2018)
Rigoberto I Delgado, Sandra Murdock, Elizabeth Gammon

A Link to the Market Place: Integrating Practitioners in Graduate Healthcare Management Education
Business Education Innovation Journal (2017)
Rigoberto I. Delgado, Elizabeth Gammon, Sandra Murdock

Externally Funded Projects

Upsilon Phi Delta Chapter Award Year 1 of 1
Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA) | $0.00 | 2022
Role: Grantee

2019 Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society Student Scholarship Award
UPD Scholarship Fund of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration | $500.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Cost-effectiveness of Using a Remote, Real-time, Multi-institutional Strategy for Improved Graduate Healthcare Management Education Year 2 of 2
University of Texas at El Paso, Academic Technologies Award | $2,500.00 | 2018
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Myers-Briggs Practitioner Certificate for MHA Student Leadership Assessment and Development
Texas Woman's University Faculty Development Grant | $2,700.00 | 2019
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • Cancer Center Administrators Forum
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • Medical Group Management Association