National Medical Association Professional Development Series

Melissa Bishop-Murphy

Melissa Bishop-Murphy is Senior Director of National Government Relations and Multicultural Affairs at Pfizer, Inc, where she supports the company’s overall federal and state government relations and public affairs strategy and advises leadership on current multicultural congressional and legislative issues and activities. In addition, Ms. Bishop-Murphy leads Pfizer’s  government relations activities in GA, SC, NC and Puerto Rico as well as co-leads Pfizer’s Multicultural Health Equity Collective. She has lobbied issues such as the Medicare Reform Act, drug importation legislation, authorized generics, and asbestos and patent reduction legislation.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Ms. Bishop-Murphy was General Counsel for the Georgia Department of Medical Assistance, concentrating in the areas of Medicare and Medicaid, and also served as an Attorney with the Department of Health and Human Services. Named one of Georgia’s most powerful and influential women in Women Looking Ahead Magazine, Ms. Bishop-Murphy is currently on the board of the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs at Morehouse College and the Georgia Charter Schools Association.

Ms. Bishop-Murphy received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Stillman College and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. She received her M.B.A. from the University of Georgia.