ChicagoCHEC Role: Community Engagement Core Co-Leader
Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Moira Stuart is Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science at NEIU.She has been a leader in expanding the research efforts among NEIU students and faculty to address insufficient research enrichment opportunities for scientists in underserved communities engaged in cancer research. Educated as an exercise scientist, shehas examined the psychosocial predictors and consequences of children’s physical activity participation. She has served as an Exercise Science program director and department Chairperson for the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science Programs at NEIU. Moira has championed the curriculum development and innovation through the introduction of a first of its kind health disparities course at NEIU within the community health curriculum. She has also coordinated and facilitated several campus wide cancer health disparities workshops.