Jessica Payne-Murphy, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., 2015, University of Colorado Denver)

Full CV

Director, Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic
Office: 352-273-6033


Dr. Jessica Payne-Murphy is the director of the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. Before joining the faculty team, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship and internship in clinical health psychology at UF. She received her doctorate in clinical health psychology at the University of Colorado Denver and her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1999. Her prior work includes neuropsychological assessment for older adults with mild cognitive impairment/dementias and working with patients with chronic pain, mood and somatization disorders.

Clinical Focus

Although the emphasis of Dr. Payne-Murphy’s clinical work is primarily behavioral sleep medicine for adults and children, she addresses a broad spectrum of mental health and chronic illness concerns in her clinic. Chronic pain, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression are several of these. She conducts and teaches evidence-based mental health and behavioral sleep medicine therapies and assessment to doctoral trainees. Her clinical work is conducted both at the UF Health Sleep Center and the UF Psychology Clinic

Research Focus

Her research interests include cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia for adults and children, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based therapies for chronic pain and other short-term interventions for primary care settings. Her dissertation work investigated how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy constructs influence Perceived Disability in those with fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Psychological Association

Honors / Awards

Hugh C. Davis Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision, November 2017. University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, Florida


Payne-Murphy, J. C., Parazak Eberle, S., Conry, C., & Beacham, A. O. (2019). Fibromyalgia and Related Conditions in Clinical Topics in Psychology and Psychiatry. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Beacham, A. O., Linfield, K., Kinman, C. R., & Payne-Murphy, J. C. (2015). The Chronic Illness Acceptance  Questionnaire: Confirmatory factor analysis and prediction of perceived disability in an online chronic illness support group sample. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.

Brown Levey, S. M., Miller, B. F., Knierim, K. & Payne-Murphy, J. C. (2013). A call for psychology within healthcare reform. New York State Psychologist, XXV(4), 25-27.

Howieson, D.B., Carlson, N.E., Moore, M.M., Wasserman, D., Abendroth, C.D., Payne-Murphy, J., & Kaye, J.A. (2008). Trajectory of mild cognitive impairment onset. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, (14)2, 192-198.

Kaye, J., Hayes, T., Zitzelberger, T., Yeargers, J., Pavel, M., Jimison, H., Larimer, N., Payne-Murphy, J., Earl, E., Wild, K., Boise, L., Williams, D., Lundell, J., & Dishman, E. (2008). Deploying wide-scale in-home assessment technology in-home assessment technology. In Mihailidis, A., Boger, J., Kautz, H., and Normie, L (Eds.), Technology and Aging: Selected papers from the 2007 International Conference on Technology and Aging, (pp. 19-26). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.

Miller, B. F., Brown Levey, S. M., Payne-Murphy, J. C., & Kwan, B. M. (2014). Outlining the scope of behavioral health practice in integrated primary care: Dispelling the myth of the one-trick mental health pony. Families, Systems, & Health, 32(3), 338.

Miller, B. F., Petterson, S., Brown-Levey, S. M., Payne-Murphy, J. C., Moore, M., & Bazemore, A. (2014). Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Provider Colocation, and Rurality. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 27(3), 367-374.

Payne-Murphy, J. C. & Beacham, A. O. (2014). Revisiting chronic pain patient profiling: An Acceptance-based approach in an online sample. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Petterson, S., Miller, B. F., Payne-Murphy, J. C., & Phillips, R. L. (2014). Mental health treatment in the primary care setting: Patterns and pathways. Families, Systems & Health, 32(2), 157-166.