- B.S., University of Michigan
- M.S.W., University of Michigan
- M.P.H., University of Michigan
- Ph.D., Howard University School of Social Work
Dr. Tamarah Moss is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR). She has expertise in community practice and evaluation, especially related to HIV, and health equity among LGBTQ+ and adolescent communities. Since joining the faculty, she has become an affiliate with the Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR), based at the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to her work in the United States, Dr. Moss has extensive experience in international social work education, including recent activities in the Caribbean and South Africa. Dr. Moss is currently Principal Investigator for Evaluation, for a project focused on advancing hospital services for youth who are trafficked in Washington, DC. This project is funded by the Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime. Working closely with Children’s National Health System (Children’s National), Dr. Moss and the team are working to enhance trauma-informed care and services for exploited youth.
Recently, Tamarah was selected for the national 2019-2020 cohort of scholars in the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program. Dr. Moss is part of the executive leadership of the Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators and the Bahamas Sexual Health and Rights Association. She also serves in additional leadership roles with American Evaluation Association, and the CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression.
Prior to joining the faculty at the GSSWSR, Dr. Moss was an Assistant Professor and faculty scholar at Howard University’s School of Social Work and Research Centers in Minority Institutions. She was also an affiliate with the District of Columbia CFAR (DC CFAR), based at George Washington University.
Research and Scholarly Interests: Community practice; culturally responsive and equitable evaluation; qualitative and mixed methods research; public health social work; and international social work.