- 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). Tamarah’s main research interests areas are threefold: 1) evaluation 2) community-based work with pregnant and parenting adolescents, LGBTQ+ and HIV positive communities; and 3) social work education, across the United States and internationally.
Dr. Moss is currently now at work on two research studies. The first study is leading the external evaluation of hospital-based trauma-informed education, care and treatment services. The second study is focused on a pilot preparatory program featuring graduate-level social work research education, and assessment of student and faculty perspectives.
In addition to her work in the United States, Dr. Moss has extensive experience in international settings, including activities in the Caribbean and South Africa. As a part of the 2019-2020 cohort of scholars in the Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) program, Tamarah supported IMPAQ International during an international qualitative data analysis and reporting activity.
As a community-engaged scholar she serves on 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. Tamarah is also affiliated with the Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR), based at the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education.
Research and Scholarly Interests: Culturally responsive evaluation; Trauma informed practice at community-based and organizational levels; Intersectional stigma and social support; Qualitative and mixed methods research; Health services delivery; social work education; and International social work.