Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2023
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  • B.A., History, Loyola University Maryland, 2012
Additional Education & Training
  • Johns Hopkins Data Science Fellowship 2022
  • Certificate in the Risk Sciences and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health 2020
Professional Honors
  • Caplan Scholarship Fund in Climate Change and the Environment 2020-2022
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Award, U.S. Department of State 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association

Dr. Moynihan is an environmental health scientist with expertise in environmental epidemiology, applied epidemiology, biostatistics, exposure and risk assessment. occupational health, sustainability, and food systems. She also has extensive experience in statistical programming (R/Python/STATA), retrospective exposure assessment, survey design, developing data visualizations to inform decision making, applying machine learning methods to epidemiological studies and cumulative risk assessment, and spatial data analysis. Her research background includes environmental risk factors of chronic kidney disease, the impacts of climate change on human health, particulate matter (PM), fossil fuel exposure from the extraction ("fracking"), transportation and refinement of crude oil, food system resilience, and adolescent mental health.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Moynihan worked at ICF where she assisted in the design and implementation of epidemiologic surveillance programs for government clients. In this role, she designed questionnaires and surveys, conducted survey interviews and focus groups, preformed quality control, engaged in qualitative research, and evaluated web analytics for government clients to maximize their outreach.

Dr. Moynihan has a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She focused on exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, and occupational health. Her dissertation in collaboration with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Cancer Institute quantified pesticide and heat exposure in an occupational cohort of pesticide applicators and evaluated their potential associations with chronic kidney disease. During her Ph.D. she also received a certificate in the Risk Sciences and Public Policy and was a Data Science fellow. She received her MPH from The Johns Hopkins University, focusing on Global Environmental Sustainability and Health. Dr. Moynihan's master thesis evaluated the transportation of crude oil through Baltimore, MD and associated health outcomes.