Vivian Moynihan

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Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Human Performance

227 Rackham

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Vivian Moynihan, MD, MPH, joined Eastern Michigan University in March of 2014 as an assistant professor. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her obstetrics and gynecology internship and residency at The Ohio State University Hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She completed her Master of Public Health degree from St. Louis University in 2006 with a concentration in behavioral science and health education. She has over 30 years of clinical experience and has been a clinical preceptor for PA and medical students.

Dr. Moynihan was involved in medical education at The University of Toledo (OH) College of Medicine and Life Sciences from 2006–2014, including the role of assistant professor in The University of Toledo Department of PA Studies from 2009–2014. While at Toledo, she participated in the development of simulation-based interprofessional experiential learning. 

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • 2013, AMA Women Physicians Mentor Recognition
  • 2012, The University of Toledo Student Impact Award
  • 2011, Outstanding Faculty Award: The University of Toledo Department of Physician Assistant Studies
  • 2010, Ohio March of Dimes Chapter Community Grant
  • 2020-2023, AMA Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation 

Scholarly/Research Interests

  • The role of health literacy in population and individual health
  • Barriers to preventive care in underserved populations
  • The impact of peer teaching on healthcare students
  • Interprofessional collaboration with an emphasis on simulation