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Vivian Moynihan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Vivian Moynihan, MD, MPH 227 Rackham Building


Vivian Moynihan, MD, MPH, joined Eastern Michigan University in March of 2014 as an assistant professor and later earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor in June 2019. 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. She is a volunteer physician at The Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti.

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

Honors and Awards

2018: EMU Employee Spotlight Award

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

The Physician Assistant Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090