Jeanne Moseley, MPH

Jeanne Moseley

Department of Public & Ecosystem Health

Associate Professor of Practice

Public & Ecosystem Health

MPH @ Cornell

Department of Public & Ecosystem Health
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research Interest

There are five complementary focal areas that guide Jeanne Moseley’s current public health practice and research interests. They include 1) cultivating strong engaged learning partnerships and programs, 2) integrating the art and the humanities to expand and deepen the critical-thinking, communication and practice capacities of students, practitioners, researchers and clinicians, 3) utilizing evaluation methodologies to strengthen programs, partnerships and pedagogy 4) valuing and inviting student participation and leadership and 5) expanding existing partnerships to support new collaborations, research projects and initiatives focused on the linkages between the environment and human health.

Project Highlight:
Grounding Planetary Health:  Garden Spaces and Reimagining Medical & Public Health Education. Research and Practice

In 2017, the Uzima collective began to grow out of the long-standing Cornell and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University-College (KCMUCo), bringing together a group of scholars, public health specialists, clinicians and community leaders in Tanzania and the United States. This collective began experimenting with a garden at the heart of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) and KCMUCo, as a space to explore, experiment and engage with what health and healing mean in this time of pressing planetary and health crises. This evolving project offers MPH faculty and students opportunities to 1) design, implement and evaluate new curriculum exploring the intersections between human and environmental health 2) collaborate with Tanzanian partners on a wide-range of research topics including agriculture, nutrition, mental health, medicine and climate change and 3) learn from and value Tanzanian knowledge and indigenous expertise in organization, design and implementation of public health research and interventions.


  • 2003, Graduate Fellow, Center for Health, Culture, and Society, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • 2002, Master of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA                 

  • 1996, Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA                                                       

Biography/Professional Experience

Jeanne Moseley is an Associate Professor of Practice with Cornell University’s MPH Program in the Department of Public & Ecosystem Health, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Prior to this position, Jeanne served as a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Director of the undergraduate Global Health Program at Cornell University.  For 16 years, she taught, developed and evaluated curriculum for the Global and Public Health Sciences major and University-wide minor in Global Health, working closely with faculty, staff and students from across the University to develop and offer experiential and engaged learning programs in global and public health. She was the lead instructor for numerous undergraduate courses and won awards recognizing her passion and commitment to community engaged learning, teaching and student leadership development.  Jeanne was also responsible for the direct administration and implementation of Global Health partnerships and programs in Tanzania, India and Zambia. 

Before joining Cornell in 2006, Jeanne cultivated a diverse professional and academic portfolio in the fields global and public health, adult education, international development and engaged learning.  These experiences include two years as a US Peace Corps volunteer in a rural village in The Gambia. This formative experience demonstrated the importance of community engaged practice on issues of public health and allowed her to strengthen her cross-cultural, interpersonal and communication skills. After this, she taught in a public school in Atlanta, Georgia where the majority of the students lived in subsidized housing.  While teaching, she was confronted with the ways that structural poverty impacts the educational and health outcomes of children in the United States. These combined experiences motivated her to pursue a Master of Public Health at Emory University with a focus on program development, management, evaluation and qualitative research methods. As a student and post-graduate fellow, she conducted research with HIV positive women in South Africa and coordinated a food insecurity study with Sudanese refugees. 

Following this, she accepted a position with the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. For three years, she directed and led an outcome evaluation study on Rikers Island with incarcerated adult males, while also collaborating with and supporting community-based organizations to improve their HIV prevention program monitoring and evaluation. Her professional trajectory has provided her with important opportunities to be reflexive, build relationships across difference, lead diverse teams and collaborate with colleagues and community members to address complex social inequities in the fields of global and public health both locally and globally.

Selected Publications

  1. Moseley, J., Mboya, I., Haller, M., Lasher, E., Amour, C., Msuya, S. and Manongi, R., 2022. ‘Pamoja Tunaweza’: A Collaborative Program Model for Global Health Training & Education. Annals of Global Health, 88(1), p.95. DOI:

  2. Kiely R, Moseley J, Stotzfus R.  (2017) Understanding service-learning basics and best practices in Global Health Experiential Education: From theory to practice. (1st ed.). Routledge.

  3. Anderson L, Hadzibegovic  D, Moseley J, Sellen D.   Household food insecurity shows associations with food intake, social support utilization and dietary change among refugee adult caregivers resettled in the United States.  Ecology of Food and Nutrition 2014; 53 (3): 312-332.  

  4. Freudenberg N, Moseley J, Labriola M, Daniels J, Murrill C. Characteristics of people leaving New York City jails by age, gender, and race/ethnicity: implications for public health interventions. Public Health Reports 2006; 122(6):733-43.

Awards and Honors

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health
  • Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Faculty Fellow
  • Engaged Faculty Fellow, Einhorn Center for Community Engagement
  • Institute for African Development Faculty Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies