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photo Elizabeth Mosley, PhD, MPH

General Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Co-Investigator, Center for Innovative Research on Gender Health Equity (CONVERGE)


Phone: 470-219-8153

Phone: 470-219-8153
Education and Training
BS, Biology, Women's Studies, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2008
Birth Doula Training, Doulas of North America (DONA) International, 2009
MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2010
PhD, Public Health & Demography, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2018
Research Interest
Dr. Mosley uses mixed (qualitative and quantitative) and community-engaged methods to explore and address policy-relevant topics in reproductive health (in)equity. She has studied abortion stigma and access, maternal morbidity and mortality, sexual and domestic violence, and pregnancy and postpartum support programs both domestically in the U.S. and internationally in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Her research has been funded by Society of Family Planning, National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and the Department of Defense. Her work has been widely disseminated at international and domestic conferences for academic and community audiences (ex: Population Association of America and Let’s Talk About Sex), high-impact journals (ex: American Journal of Public Health, International Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health), news and popular media (ex: The Hill, Allure magazine), and online outlets for public scholarship (ex: Rewire News, Huffington Post).
Clinical Interest
While not a clinician, Dr. Mosley is trained and volunteers as a full spectrum doula providing support to people during pregnancy, childbirth, abortion, or postpartum. One of her projects, the Georgia Doula Study, surveys and interviews doulas with the aim of improving access to doula care, particularly for low-income communities and communities of color. She partners with Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia on that project, and they are making strides toward expanding Medicaid coverage to include doula care across the state. They are currently conducting a Medicaid Doula Pilot with over 150 patients statewide.
Educational Interest
Dr. Mosley is an award-winning teacher who is passionate about helping students and trainees develop their skills and passion in the classroom, in community settings, and through research opportunities. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in Freirean community organizing techniques and critical consciousness. The Georgia Medication Abortion project and the Georgia Doula Study explicitly engage students from marginalized backgrounds (students of color, first generation, international students) to provide research training and experience. Dr. Mosley has taught at the undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral levels for courses, including Fundamentals of Reproductive Health; Program Evaluation; Queer Reproductive Justice; Reproductive Epidemiology; Community Assessment; Qualitative Research Methods; Women’s Health Policy; Community Organizing; and Socio-behavioral Foundations of Public Health. In 2016, she was named the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
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Selected Publications:
Mosley, E. A., Redd, S., Hartwig, S., Narasimhan, S., Lemon, E., Berry-Bibee, E., Lathrop, E., Haddad, L., Rochat, R., Cwiak, C., Hall, K. S. Racial and ethnic abortion disparities following Georgia’s 22-week gestational age limit. Women's Health Issues. 2021; 32(1): 9-19.
Mosley, E. A., Pratt, M., Besera, G., Clarke, L. S., Miller, H., Noland, T., Whaley, B., Cochran, J., Mack, A., Higgins, M. Evaluating birth outcomes from a community-based pregnancy support program for refugee women in Georgia. Frontiers in Global Women's Health. 2021; 2(37).
Mosley, E. A., Narasimhan, S., Blevins, J., Dozier, J., Pringle, J., Clarke, L., Scott, C., Kan, M., Hall, K. S., Rice, W. S. Sexuality-based stigma and inclusion among Southern Protestant religious leaders. Sexuality Research & Social Policy. 2021.
Mosley, E. A., Anderson, B. A., Harris, L. H., Fleming, P. J., Schulz, A. J. Attitudes toward abortion, social welfare programs, and gender roles in the US and South Africa. Critical Public Health. 2019; 30(4): 441-456.
Notable Achievements
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of Michigan, 2016
First Place Poster Award, Society of Family Planning, 2020
Georgia Center for Maternal Health Equity Steering Committee, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2020-Present
Advisory Council Member, Embrace Refugee Birth Support, 2021-Present