Tabitha Moses

Tabitha Moses

Tabitha Moses


Education: B.A., Johns Hopkins University – Cognitive Science & Philosophy; M.S. Biotechnology
Year in Program: M4
Mentor: Dr. Mark Greenwald - Translational Neuroscience Program


Personal Interests

I maintain a website ( that includes a log of my MD/PhD experiences as well as other academic topics. Science communication and outreach are important parts of research, so I aim to contribute through my website and other invited online articles.

Research Interests

My focus is on how stress impacts substance use and whether transcranial magnetic stimulation ameliorates effects of stress and improves treatment outcomes in people with opioid use disorder. I also look at factors associated with polysubstance use and genetic differences in response to treatment. In addition to these topics I engage in a range of bioethics and neuroethics research primarily exploring issues related to disability, neurotechnology, and psychiatric illness.

Honors and Awards

  • Anthony R. West Memorial Graduate Student Award - May 2023
    AMERSA Travel Award - Nov. 2022
    DPBN Asselin Paper Award – May 2022
    Gold Humanism Honor Society Member Spotlight – July 2021
    WSU Award for Graduate Students who Obtain External Support – July 2021
    Second Place, DPBN “3-Minute Thesis” Competition - March 2021
    First Place for Oral Presentation, WSU SOM Medical Education & Innovation Conference - Dec. 2020
    Shirley Bach Memorial Prize, WMU Medical Humanities Conference - Sept. 2020
    Dr. Farhad K. and Kathryn Shokoohi Endowed Scholarship – Jan. 2020
    SfN Professional Development Travel Award – August 2019
    AAAP Student Travel Scholarship – August 2019
    University of Washington Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics Scholarship - April 2019
    CPDD Early Career Investigator Travel Award - June 2019
    Medical Alumni Association Lifetime of Dedication Award - 2018-2019
    CPDD FORCE Junior Investigator Travel Award - June 2018
    TEDMED Frontline Scholarship - July 2017




  1. Greenwald, M.K., Sogbesan, T., Moses, T.E.H., Relationship between opioid cross-tolerance during buprenorphine stabilization and return to opioid use during buprenorphine dose tapering. Psychopharmacology. February 2024.
  2. Nagle, L., Moses, T.E.H., Chitale, A., Chou, J.S., Lien, I.C., Waineo, E., Greenwald, M.K., Building a strong foundation from the ground up: the impact of a medical student substance use disorder organization on curriculum and community. Journal of Addictive Diseases. April 2023.
  3. Moses, T.E.H., Waineo, E., Levine, D., Greenwald, M.K., Optimizing Buprenorphine Waiver Training During Undergraduate Medical Education: Medical Student Feedback and Attitudes, The American Journal of Addictions. February 2023. Online.
  4. Greenwald, M.K., Moses, T.E.H., Lundahl, L.H., Anhedonia Modulates Benzodiazepine and Opioid Demand Among Persons in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, Frontiers in Psychiatry. February 2023. 14 (1).
  5. Moses, T.E.H., Mischel, N., Greenwald, M.K., Effects of Neuromodulation on Cognitive and Emotional Responses to Psychosocial Stressors in Healthy Humans, Neurobiology of Stress. Jan 2023. 22:100515.
  6. Moses, T.E.H., Javanbakht A., Resolution of SSRI-Associated Sexual Dysfunction after Switching from Fluvoxamine to Fluoxetine, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. January 2023. 23(1),
  7. Moses, T.E.H., Rhodes, G.L, Tavakoli, E., Christensen, C.W., Amirsadri, A., Greenwald, M.K., Predictors of Retention and Drug Use Among Patients With Opioid Use Disorder Transferred to a Specialty “Second Chance” Methadone Program, Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. November 2022.
  8. Moses, T. E. H., Javanbakht A., How Should Clinicians Determine a Traumatized Patient’s Readiness to Return to Work? AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2022. 24(2):E111-119.
  9. Moses, T.E.H., Chou, J., Moreno, J., Lundahl, L.L., Waineo, E., Greenwald, M.K., Long-term effects of opioid overdose prevention and response training on medical student knowledge and attitudes toward opioid overdose: A pilot study. Addictive Behaviors. March 2022. 126, pp. 107-112.
  10. Moses, T. E. H, Moreno, J., Greenwald, M.K., Waineo, E., Training medical students in opioid overdose prevention and response: Comparison of In-Person versus online formats, Medical Education Online. 26(1). November 2021.
  11. Moses, T. E. H., Javanbakht A., New Onset Sleep-Walking in a Patient Treated with Buspirone, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. October 2021. 42(1), pp. 96-98.
  12. Moses, T. E. H, Moreno, J., Greenwald, M.K., Waineo, E., Developing and Validating an Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education, Substance Abuse. July 2021.
  13. Moses, T., Chammaa, M., Moreno J., Ramos, R., Waineo, E., & Greenwald, M.K., Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Training for First Year Medical Students: Are Improvements Maintained After a Year?, In: Symposium II Abstracts. May 2021. Am J Addict, 30(3), pp.233-239.
  14. Greenwald, M.K., Moses, T.E., Roehrs, T.A., At the Intersection of Sleep Deficiency and Opioid Use: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities. March 2021. Translational Research.
  15. Moses, T.E, Chammaa, M., Ramos, R., Waineo, E., Greenwald, M.K., Incoming Medical Students’ Knowledge of & Attitudes Towards People with Substance Use Disorders: Implications for Curricular Training. November 2020. Substance Abuse. https://doi:10.1080/08897077.2020.1843104
  16. Moses, T.E. The Right to Alter Memory: An Individual’s Prerogative to Forget, In: Selected Abstracts From the 2019 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting. Nov. 2020. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. 11 (4), pp.W1-W15.
  17. Moses, T. Incidental Findings in Public Health Research: The Importance of Maintaining Trust. September 2020. American Journal of Bioethics. 20(10), pp. 70–72.
  18. Moses, T., Burmeister, M., Greenwald, M.K., Heroin delay discounting and impulsivity: Modulation by DRD1 genetic variation. June 2020 Addiction Biology. 25:e12777
  19. Moses, T., Moreno J., Ramos, R., Chammaa, M., Waineo, E., & Greenwald, M.K., Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Training Improves Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Opioid Overdose & Naloxone Use in First Year Medical Students, In: Poster Presentation Abstracts. April 2020. Am J Addict, 29(3), pp.194-233.
  20. Moses, T., & Greenwald, M.K., History of Regular Nonmedical Sedative and/or Alcohol Use Differentiates Substance-Use Patterns and Consequences Among Chronic Heroin Users. October 2019. Addictive Behaviors. 97, pp.14-19.
  21. Moses, T. Erasing Trauma: Ethical Considerations to the Individual and Society. July 2019. AJOB Neuroscience. 10(3), p.145-147.
  22. Moses, T., Lister J.J., & Greenwald M.K., A Comparison of Substance Use Patterns Among Lifetime Heroin-Injecting Individuals By Racial Groups. June 2019. Addiction Research and Theory. pp.1-9.
  23. Moses, T. Preventing a Lifetime of Trauma: Is it Ever Acceptable to Alter Memories in Children?, In: Selected Abstracts From 2018 International Neuroethics Society Meeting. Feb. 2019. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. 9(4), pp.W1-W21. DOI:10.1080/21507740.2018.1553906
  24. Moses, T., Lundahl, L. H., & Greenwald M.K., Factors Associated with Sedative Use and Misuse Among Heroin Users. April 2018. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 185, pp.10-16.
  25. Moses, T., Woodcock, E. A., Lister J.J., Lundahl, L.H., & Greenwald M.K., Developing a Scale of Domains of Negative Consequences of Chronic Heroin Use. February 2018. Addictive Behaviors. 77, pp.260-266.
  26. Moses, T. & Illes, J. Ethics, Ethicists, and Professional Organizations in the Neurological Sciences. March 2017. AJOB Neuroscience. 8(1), pp.3-11.
  27. Moses, T., The Freedom to Become an Addict: Are Addiction Vaccines an Assault on Free Will?, In: Selected Abstracts From 2016 International Neuroethics Society Meeting. July 2016. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. 7(2), pp.W1-W18. DOI:10.1080/21507740.2016.1189982
  28. Moses, T., Emerging Technologies: The Ethical Dangers of Fixing What is Not Broken. May 2016. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology.
  29. Moses, T., Is it Ethical to Hold a Person Culpable for His Actions if he Cannot Recognize Right and Wrong?, In: 21 Selected Abstract from the Montreal Neuethics Conference for Young Researchers. Neuroethics. May 2016. 9, pp.137-145.


Other Information

Conferences Attended:

International Neuroethics Society (2015-Present)
Society for Neuroscience (2015,2019)
Western Michigan Medical Humanities Conference (2016-Present)
Michigan State Medical Society Meeting (2017, 2019)
American Medical Association Annual Meeting (2017-Present)
College on Problems of Drug Dependence (2017-Present)
American Medical Association Interim Meeting (2018-Present)
AAMC National Workshop to Advance Medical Education to Combat Opioid Misuse (2019)
AMERSA: The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (2019)
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (2019-Present)
ADMSEP: Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (2021)


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F30 Fellowship (NIDA)
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience New Investigator Grant



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