Tabitha Moses

MD/PhD Candidate
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Email: tabitha.moses [at] gmail.com





I am currently pursuing an MD/PhD (Neuroscience) at Wayne State University. I earned my B.A. in Cognitive Science and Philosophy, and my M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.

I am interested in exploring the links between addiction of various sorts, mental illness, and early life trauma. Through understanding these links we should be able to develop targeted interventions for individuals struggling with addiction. Through my work in the brain sciences, public health, and medical fields I have also developed a passion for neuroethics and bioethics. My involvement in these fields includes research into addiction, consciousness, and moral responsibility.

I keep my current research topics updated here along with a list of upcoming presentations. Another project I am working on is my blog where I write about my thoughts on academia and topics I am studying. In addition, I am maintaining an MD/PhD log for those interested by my long journey in research and medicine.


Recent News

– Paper accepted to American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience: Erasing Trauma: Ethical Considerations to the Individual and Society
– Elected to serve as the American Medical Association Medical Student Section Region 5 Legislative Chair
– Paper accepted to Addiction Research & Theory: A Comparison of Substance Use Patterns Among Lifetime Heroin-Injecting Individuals by Racial Groups

– Paper accepted to Addiction Biology: Heroin Delay Discounting and Impulsivity: Modulation by DRD1 Genetic Variation
– Paper accepted to Addictive Behaviors: History of Regular and Nonmedical Sedative and/or Alcohol Use Differentiates Substance-Use Patterns and Consequences Among Chronic Heroin Users
– Presented poster at the AAMC National Workshop to Advance Medical Education to Combat Opioid MisuseInvestigating the Long-Term Educational and Community Level Impacts of Incorporating Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Training in Undergraduate Medical Education

– Awarded WSU-SOM Alumni Lifetime of Dedication Scholarship for 2018-2019
– Selected to receive registration scholarship for the University of Washington 2019 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics

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