Elizabeth Mosley, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Elizabeth (Liz) Mosley, PhD, MPH, is a Co-Investigator with the Center for Innovative Research on Gender Health Equity (CONVERGE) in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also a full spectrum doula, who integrates her community-based service, research, teaching, and advocacy. As a researcher, Dr. Mosley investigates how structural and social determinants (including racism, sexism, economic inequality, and stigma) affect sexual and reproductive health equity in the US and globally. Her research applies quantitative, qualitative, multi-level, and community-engaged methods to study contraception and abortion; pregnancy and postpartum support interventions (ex: doula care); and gender-based violence. With CONVERGE, she works on the NIMHD “My Decision” project (a decision aid for Medicaid patients considering sterilization) and an NICHD mixed methods study developing and testing a new measure of pregnancy acceptability in diverse populations.

Dr. Mosley is also a co-Investigator with Emory University’s Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast (RISE) at Rollins School of Public Health. Through RISE, she is a co-Principal Investigator with the Georgia Medication Abortion Project, led by reproductive justice organization SisterLove, and co-Principal Investigator of the Georgia Doula Study with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia. Her work has been widely disseminated at international and domestic conferences (ex: Population Association of America and Let’s Talk About Sex), high-impact journals (ex: the American Journal of Public Health), news media (ex: The Hill), and online outlets for public scholarship (ex: Huffington Post and Rewire News). Dr. Mosley serves on the Advisory Council for the Embrace Refugee Birth Support program in Clarkston, Georgia; as a member of the Steering Committee for Morehouse School of Medicine’s Center for Maternal Health Equity; and as the Research Subgroup Leader of the Georgia Doula Access Working Group. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, fostering animals from the humane society, and exploring new places with her partner, Joanna.

Education & Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast (RISE) Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education (Cognate: Gender and Population Studies) University of Michigan
MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education (Capstone: Intimate Partner Violence) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
BS, Biology (Minors: Women’s Studies, Chemistry, Classical Humanities) University of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Embrace Refugee Birth Support Advisory Council Member, 2021
Georgia Maternal Health Research for Action Steering Committee, 2020
Society of Family Planning First Place Poster Award, 2020
CDC Epidemic Intelligence Office Fellowship (Awarded but Declined), 2018
American Public Health Association Outstanding Poster Award, 2018
University of Michigan School of Public Health PhD Representative Graduation Speaker, 2018
NICHD and NIA Demography Predoctoral Traineeship, UM Population Studies Center, 2012- 2018
University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, 2012- 2018
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, UM School of Public Health, 2016
Representative Publications


Mosley EA, Narasimhan S, Blevins J, Dozier J, Pringle J, Clarke L, Scott C, Kan M, Hall KS, Rice WS. (2021). Sexuality-based stigma and inclusion among Southern Protestant religious leaders. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. doi: 10.1007/s13178-021-00662-y

Mosley EA, Redd S, Hartwig S, Narasimhan S, Lemon E, Berry-Bibee E, Lathrop E, Haddad L, Rochat R, Cwiak C, Hall KS. (2021). Racial and ethnic abortion disparities following Georgia’s 22-week gestational age limit. Women’s Health Issues. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2021.09.005

Baggett KM, Davis B, Mosley EA, Miller K, Leve C, and Feil EG. (2021). Depressed and Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Mothers’ Progression into a Randomized-Controlled Mobile Mental Health and Parenting Intervention: A Descriptive Examination Prior to and During COVID-19. Frontiers in Psychology Special Issue on Coping With Pandemic: Families Engagement and Early Parental Intervention to Support Child Development During and After the Covid-19 Outbreak. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.719149

Mosley EA, Pratt M, Besera G, Clarke LS, Miller H, Noland T, Whaley B, Cochran J, Mack A, Higgins M. (2021) Evaluating birth outcomes from a community-based pregnancy support program for refugee women in Georgia. Frontiers in Global Women’s Health. 2(37). doi: 10.3389/fgwh.2021.655409

Mosley EA, Prince JK, McKee G, Carter S, Leone R, Gill-Hopple K, Gilmore A. (2021). Racial Disparities in Sexual Assault Characteristics and Mental Healthcare After Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams. Journal of Women’s Health. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2020.8935

Mosley EA, Ayala S, Jah Z, Hailstorks T, Scales M, Gutierrez M, Watson A, Faruque J, Filippa S, Goode B, Diallo DD, Hall KS. (2020). “All the Things that Make Life Harder”: Intersectionality and medication abortion in Georgia. Contraception. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2020.07.029

Mosley EA, Schulz AJ, Harris LH, Anderson BA. (2020). South African abortion attitudes from 2007-2016: The roles of religiosity and attitudes toward sexuality and gender equality. Women and Health. 60(7):806-820. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2020.1746951

Hall KS, Redd S, Narasimhan S, Mosley EA, Hartwig S, Lemon E, Berry-Bibee E, Lathrop E, Haddad L, Rochat R, Cwiak C. (2020). Abortion trends in Georgia following enactment of the 22-week gestational age limit 2007-2017. American Journal of Public Health. 110(7):1034-1038. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305653

Mosley EA, Martin L, Seewald M, Hassinger J, Blanchard K, Baum S, Santana D, Echeverri L, Garrett J, Njunguru J, Harris LH. (2020). Addressing abortion provider stigma: Outcomes from Providers Share Workshop pilots in Africa and Latin America. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 46:35-50. doi: 10.1363/46e8720 • Mosley EA, Lanning R. (2019). Evidence and guidelines in trauma-informed doula care. Midwifery. 83. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2020.102643

Mosley EA, Anderson BA, Harris LH, Fleming PJ, Schulz AJ. (2019). Attitudes toward abortion, social welfare programs, and gender roles in the US and South Africa. Critical Public Health. 30(4): 441-456. doi:10.1080/09581596.2019.1601683

Public Scholarship

Mosley EA, Hairston I, Ayala S, Jah Z, Wise A, Hailstorks T, Diallo DD. (In Press). Community-led Research is the Answer to Today’s Biggest Health Challenges. US: Rewire.

Gaydos LM, Mosley EA, Narasimhan S. (2019). Georgia's heartbeat abortion bill is dangerous for women nationwide. US: The Hill.

Mosley EA, Lopez WD. (2018). Deportation is turning pregnant women into single mothers. US: Huffington Post.

Mosley EA. (2018). Keeping the public in public health. US: University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Mosley EA, Bouse CK. (2014). 'Water, water everywhere': Racial inequality and reproductive justice in Detroit. US: Rewire.