Dr. Eva Margarita Moya

Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences
El Paso, Texas
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Social Justice
Immigration & Border Issues


Eva M. Moya is a native of the U.S.-Mexico border. Eva has a Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. With more than 30 years of professional experience in the U.S.-Mexico border region, she is considered a specialist in border health. Dr. Moya was named by Latino Leaders National Magazine in 1994 as one of the top 10 Latinas in health care. Dr. Moya has published a number of papers on health disparities and infectious disease in Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico Border Region and coauthored several books. Her expertise includes border health; advocacy, communication, and social mobilization in TB and HIV/AIDS, and Community Health Workers. Eva served as director for the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, the Border Vision Fronteriza Outreach Project with the University of Arizona, Centro San Vicente Social Services, and women's health and youth sexuality education endeavors in Mexico. She directed the Border TB Photovoice Project and the TB Division of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Association. She was the Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization. Coordinator for SOLUCION TB Expansion with Project Concern International. She directed the PIMSA Transborder TB and Stigma Project. She is the director for the Intimate Partner Violence and the Voices and Images of Domestic Violence research projects. She is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work at UTEP. Eva conducted studies throughout the world during her tenure as a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow. She is active in Kellogg Fellowship Leadership Alliance board. In 2009, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reappointed her to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Healthy People 2020 Advisory Committee. Her research interests include: tuberculosis and stigma, women and migration, U.S.-Mexico border health, HIV/AIDS, and community-based participatory research approaches like the Photovoice method.