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Marina S. Moses, MS, DrPH

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Marina S. Moses


Assistant Teaching Professor and Director, Master of Health Administration Program

Health Administration Department

Marina Moses, DrPH, joined Drexel’s Health Administration faculty in July 2019. In addition to serving on the faculty, she is the director of the Master in Health Administration program. Moses has over 25 years of senior executive experience in the federal, nonprofit and academic sectors where she led innovative public policy programs, established community-based initiatives and built partnerships with Fortune 100 companies and philanthropic organizations. She served as the director for the Science and Technology for Sustainability program at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. In addition, she led the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific branch of the American Society of Microbiology and served as the program director at WomenHeart, a non-profit dedicated to providing support for women with or at risk of heart disease. At WomenHeart, she oversaw the National Hospital Alliance, a partnership of hospitals committed to promoting women’s heart health. She served on the faculty of The George Washington University (GWU) Milken Institute School of Public Health. In this position, she directed several research initiatives as well as led the practicum and doctoral programs. Before joining GWU’s faculty, Marina held a senior scientific position in the Environmental Management Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where she developed a qualitative framework to assess hazardous and nuclear waste risks from DOE sites and helped establish a long-term research program on "transformational" science. Prior to her experience at DOE, she served as the senior human health risk assessor in the U. S Environmental Protection Agency's Region 2 Superfund Program where she assessed abandoned hazardous waste sites and developed national policy and guidance.

Professional Society

APHA, Co-chair of the Engagement Committee, Health Administration Section
AUPHA, Leadership Institute Committee
Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal/Chapter Publications

Hecht, A., Fiksel, J., Moses, M. (2014) Working toward a sustainable future – Community essay. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy. 10(2).

Moses, M. S. (2012) In H. E. Hoffman, R. B. Palmer, & S. Phillips, (Eds.) Clinical Practice of Biological Monitoring. OEM Press.

Guidotti, T. L., Moses, M. S., Hoffman, H. E. (2009). Biological Agents Applied to Warfare and Terrorism. In W. E. Wright (Ed.), Couturier’s Occupational and Environmental Infectious Diseases, (2nd edition). OEM Press.

Guidotti, T. L., Moses, M. S., Goldsmith, D. F., Ragain, L. (2008). DC Water and Sewer Authority and Lead in Drinking Water: A Case Study in Environmental Health Risk Management. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14(1).

Moses, M. S., Caruso, D., Otten, T. G., Simmens, S., Guidotti, T. L. (2007). Community Ready! Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Parents in Arlington, VA. Journal of Emergency Management, 5(6).

Moses. M. S., Caruso,D., Otten, T. G., Guidott, T. L.. Public Health Training Program of School Employees – A Pilot Program. Journal of School Health, 77(10).

Research Interests

Nonprofit management, healthcare policy, implementation science, community participatory research


Health Administration, healthcare policy, nonprofit association management, sustainability

Columbia University – Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
Doctor of Public Health. Specialization: Environmental Sciences. February 1990.

Doctoral Level Research – Developed and conducted a number of projects designed to monitor exposure to environmental carcinogens using monoclonal antibodies.

Thesis Topic: The Development and Implementation of a Monoclonal Antibody against 4-Aminobiphenyl. Work funded by grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Case Western Reserve University – Graduate School of Science, Cleveland, OH

Master of Science. Specialization: Environmental Health Sciences. July 1986 Master Level Research – Worked on obtaining a series of mutant bacterial strains to be used in running mutagenicity assays of test compounds.

Case Western Reserve University – Undergraduate College, Cleveland, OH

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Chemistry. Minor in Natural Sciences. May 1984.