Kimberly Ling Murtaugh

Kimberly Ling Murtaugh

Lecturer of Public Policy


Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Interest:

Behavioral Economics, HIV/AIDS Nonprofits, Nonprofits/Nongovernmental Organizations, Organizational Change & Development


(310) 825-7667


Office Location:

6220, Public Affairs

Kimberly Ling Murtaugh is a lecturer in Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.

She received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. from Carnegie Mellon University in organizational behavior and theory with a special focus on behavioral economics, judgment and decision-making, and her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in the biological basis of behavior with minors in psychology and Spanish. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA, Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Ling Murtaugh’s current research focuses on the use of behavioral economic principles to evoke health behavior change in addiction medicine.

She recently worked with a team creating UN guidelines for methamphetamine use and HIV/AIDS risk worldwide. She has worked in strategy management consulting as well as serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, a national network of researchers and practitioners that develop best practices for treating child trauma.

She is also a founding board member of The Ling Family Foundation.