Luz Huntington-Moskos PhD, RN, CPN
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Dr. Huntington-Moskos’ current research efforts focus on the prevention of lung cancer by addressing secondhand smoke and radon exposure in the homes of low-income families with children. Using a life course perspective, she is interested in addressing cancer prevention early in the trajectory of a child’s life through the use of home testing for chronic environmental exposures. Her educational background includes a strong foundation in maternal child health and health disparities. As a recipient of two Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) traineeships, she completed specialized training in child health theory, growth/development and adolescent resiliency. Her PhD dissertation examined the impact of tobacco use behaviors and secondhand smoke exposure on the cardiovascular health of rural adolescents. As a postdoctoral scholar with the Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments (BREATHE) research team at the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, she assisted in participant recruitment and expanded my knowledge of intervention research and home testing. As a co-investigator, funded by a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) diversity supplement, she examined the influence of having children in the home and the completion of home testing for radon and secondhand smoke. She has experience working with under-resourced communities during her service in the United States Peace Corps, as a registered nurse working in inner city Baltimore and on the Navajo Nation.