Myra L. Muramoto, MD, MPH

Chair, Family and Community Medicine
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Professor, Public Health

Myra L. Muramoto, MD, MPH, is Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Public Health.  A native of Tucson, Arizona, she is board certified in Family Practice and has completed post-doctoral training in research, public health and integrative medicine. Her clinical interests include tobacco cessation, obesity treatment and integrative medicine approaches to chronic disease prevention and treatment. Dr. Muramoto is active in tobacco cessation research, working in a range of settings: healthcare systems, clinical research, community-based interventions, public health, e-health, and low and middle-income countries.  Her tobacco cessation research has focused on special populations including: multiple medical co-morbidities; Latinos, American Indians, African Americans; adolescents; low-income pregnant women and families; military; and medically compromised populations in low and middle-income countries. Dr. Muramoto’s research sponsors include NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CDC foundation, and industry. Dr. Muramoto has extensive experience in curriculum development in tobacco cessation and substance abuse education for professional and lay audiences.

Research Interests: 
  • Integrative medicine
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Health promotion/prevention (tobacco cessation, skin cancer prevention, e-cigarettes)
  • Diabetes, metabolic syndrome
  • Carbohydrate restriction as a a theraputic dietary intervention
  • Clinical and community-based interventions for lifestyle-related chronic disease prevention and treatment
Board Certifications: 
American Board of Obesity Medicine (2015)
American Society of Addiction Medicine (1991)
American Board of Addition Medicine (2009)
Lesotho Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council (1992)
American Board of Family Medicine (1988)
Arizona License, Arizona Board of Medical Examiners (1993)
BS: The University of Arizona College of Agriculture, Nutritional Science, 1981
MD: The University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1985
MPH: University of Arizona, Arizona Graduate Program in Public Health, 1999
Arizona Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Faculty Development, 1988-1989
Honors and Awards: 
Alpha Zeta National Agricultural Honorary Fraternity, 1979
The University of Arizona President's Cup Junior Scholarship Award, 1980
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1980
Gamma Sigma Delta National Agriculture Honor Society, 1980
Dean's List, University of Arizona College of Agriculture, 1981
University of Arizona Honors Program, 1981
Arizona Academy of Family Physicians Nelson Dewey Brayton Medical Memorial Scholarship Award, 1985
Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence, 1985
Family and Community Medicine Community Scholar Award, 1985
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award, 1988
Election to Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Omega, National Public Health Honorary Society, 2002
American Medical Women’s Association Local Legends Award, 2005
Outstanding Faculty Award, Univ. of Arizona Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association, 2008
Janet Senf Award for Outstanding Research Achievement, Family & Community Medicine, 2010
Selected for The Best Doctors in America, 2012
Arizona Health Sciences Center, Family Practice, 1985-1988
Arizona Health Sciences Center, Family Practice, 1985-1988