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Health Project Manager

San Diego, CA, 92128
August 28, 2012

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Karen L. Moy, Ph.D.

***** ******** ****** ***** . *** Diego, CA 92128

Phone: 310-***-**** . E-mail:


Grant writer with over 10 years experience submitting federal-, state- and

community-level grant proposals

Academic health researcher with over 10 years project management experience

Published author of 8 scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed health


Experience creating and editing educational newsletters, brochures, flyers

and information

sheets on a variety of health topics

Peer-reviewer for multiple health and medical journals in the U.S. and


Research interests include chronic disease prevention, physical activity

promotion and measurement, and health disparities

A Fulbright scholar with multiple academic awards and scholarly



Current grant writing success rate of 78% with over $4 million of funding

awarded to non-profit and government organizations in 2011

Strong organization, time management, leadership and interpersonal skills

Extremely proficient in Microsoft Office suite with a typing speed of 91



Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health, 2005

University of Auckland, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

Auckland, New Zealand

Master of Science in Kinesiology, 2000

California State University, Sacramento, Department of Kinesiology and

Health Science

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Sciences, 1996

University of Arizona


Integrated Cardiovascular Epidemiology Fellowship (#T32HL079891),

Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California, San

Diego (Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National

Institutes of Health)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient, July 2007 - July 2009

Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California, San


Postdoctoral Fellow, Jan 2006 - July 2007


The Centre for Organization Effectiveness, Oct 2011 - present

Grant writer for public sector and non-profit organizations

County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Jun 2011 - July 2011

Grant writer and coordinator for $10 million Community Transformation Grant

application focused on tobacco-free living, active living and healthy

eating, use of high-impact clinical preventive services, social and

emotional wellness, and healthy and safe physical environments (Awarded $3


Walk San Diego, Jan 2011 - July 2011

Grant writer for four successfully funded Communities Putting Prevention to

Work (CPPW) grants for City of La Mesa (awarded $49,230), San Ysidro

(awarded $69,397), Lakeside Union (awarded $13,140) and South Bay Union

School Districts (awarded $68,812)

Grant writer for two Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Lakeside Union and

South Bay Union School Districts (~$300,000 each) (not awarded)

Grant writer for two Federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grants for City

of Lemon Grove (awarded $494,700) and San Ysidro School District (awarded



Physical Activity Research Collaborative, San Diego State University

Research Foundation

Research Scientist III, Sept 2009 - Sept 2010

Project manager for Choosing Arthritis Safe & Appropriate Physical Activity

(CASAPA) study, a 12-month intervention aimed at helping people suffering

from arthritis become physically active by increasing knowledge and self-


Responsible for managing and training research staff and overseeing

participant screening and recruitment, data collection activities, data

entry, cleaning and analyses

Participant recruitment screening and creation of recruitment materials

(e.g., brochures)

Class instructor for seniors creating and delivering educational material

to promote physical activity for individuals suffering from arthritis

Liaison with community organizations

Development of a Culturally-Tailored Physical Activity Intervention for

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Six-month study conducting focus group discussions to explore culturally-

appropriate strategies and approaches for a physical activity intervention

among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

NCI Grant #3U01 CA114591-03S5

Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Nov 2008 - May 2009

Provided overall leadership on research design

Responsible for writing the grant proposal, IRB application and progress


Managed qualitative and quantitative data collection, cleaning, processing,

and analyses

Creating the Pacific Islander Physical Activity Questionnaire (PIPAQ)

12-month study to develop and pilot test two culturally-tailored physical

activity questionnaires for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander adults.

Two objective physical activity monitors (Actiheart and ActiTrainer) were

also pilot tested to evaluate cultural appropriateness and acceptability.

NCI Grant #3U01 CA114591-03S5

Role: Principal Investigator, Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Responsible for writing the grant proposal, IRB application and progress


Provided overall leadership on research design and collaborative

methodologies, including study team coordination, and development of

measurement instruments

Managed qualitative and quantitative data collection, cleaning, processing,

and analyses

Organized data sharing and community report-back presentations

First author of scientific publication

Health Indicators and Correlates of Physical Activity in Native Hawaiian

and Pacific Islanders

Six-month cross-sectional study among 100 NHPI adults aged 40-59 years,

examining health behavior (physical activity, dietary intakes, tobacco

use), psychosocial (social support and barriers to exercise) and

neighborhood environment variables.

NCI Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnership Program #U56 CA92079 and

#U56 CA92081

Role: Principal Investigator, July 2007 - Jan 2008

Responsible for writing the grant proposal, IRB application and progress


Responsible for overall research design and creation of study questionnaire

Managed and trained community representatives on data collection activities

Data management, community presentations and writing of scientific


Obesity and Physical Activity among Pacific Islander Adolescents: An

Exploratory Study

Two-year study using a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to

examine obesity-related influences for Pacific Islander youth in Southern


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Grant #HD055192

(R21) and WINCART (Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness,

Research and Training) Grant 1U01 CA114591 from the National Cancer

Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Role: Co-Investigator, May 2007 - May 2009

Grant writer for physical activity measurement methodology, research design

and analyses

Trained community leaders and research staff on data collection activities

Cleaned, analyzed and interpreted physical activity data

Co-author of scientific manuscripts

San Diego Center for Health Interventions and Technology

Physical Activity Research Consultant, Feb 2006 - July 2007

PACE Research Projects, University of California, San Diego, Department of

Family and Preventive Medicine,

Supervisor of Physical Activity Measures, Jan 2007 - July 2007

Physical activity measurement and quality control consultant for PACE

research studies

Supervised and trained PACE project coordinators and research assistants on

physical activity measurement with various instruments

Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC), University of

California San Diego, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Creator/Coordinator/Consultant, Jan 2006 - July 2007

Conducted a comprehensive needs assessment within UCSD

Prepared formal business proposal and budget

Designed and maintained the EPARC website (

Established a comprehensive, online EPARC library

Ongoing communication and liaison with Principal Investigators and Project


Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC)

Independent Consultant and Expert Physical Activity Advisory Board, May

2005 - July 2009

Member of selection committee to review RFPs and select provider to carry

out the national New Zealand Sport and Physical Activity Survey (NZSPAS)


Trained questionnaire administrators and advised on the NZSPAS 2007

Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Blood Pressure and Insulin

Sensitivity, Public Health Nutrition Research Group, School of Population

Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Randomized control trial in 120 Pacific and European participants aged 50+


Role: Research Study Manager, Apr 2005 - Oct 2005

Assisted in writing of ethics application

Liaised with community representatives to organize data collection


Wrote study procedures manual and trained research staff

Conducted participant interviews and created and managed the study database

Women's Lifestyle Study, Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC),

Wellington, New Zealand

Physical activity intervention for physically inactive women aged 40+ years

Role: Consultant, Apr 2004 - Apr 2005

Trained research team on administration, data collection and analyses of

the New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire - Long Form

Physical Activity and Fitness Measures in New Zealand: A Study of

Validation and Correlation with Cardiovascular Risk Factors Auckland

Two-year cross-sectional study on 186 European, M?ori and Pacific adults

aged 19-86 years

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC)/New Zealand Ministry of Health

Role: Principal Investigator, June 2003 - June 2005

Responsible for writing the grant proposal, IRB application and progress


Engaged and liaised with M?ori and Pacific community leaders

Interviewed, hired, trained and managed research assistants for data


Analyzed data using SAS software and wrote final report (154 pages) to


Smoking Withdrawal Processes: The Moderate Effects of Exercise and Nicotine

Replacement Therapy, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University

of Auckland, New Zealand Smoking cessation intervention study on 84

female smokers aged 18+ years

Role: Research Assistant, 2001 - 2003

Pre- and post-intervention data collection: anthropometrical, physiological

and psychosocial measures, carbon monoxide levels, and cardiorespiratory

fitness testing

The Diabetes, Heart and Health Survey, University of Auckland, New Zealand,

Department of Community Health

Cross-sectional epidemiological survey to assess demographic and risk

factor profiles in 4,000 New Zealand adults aged 35-74 years

Role: Interviewer/Research Staff Trainer, 2001 - 2002

Trained research assistants on anthropometrical and physiological


Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profiles in Adolescent and Young Adult Pacific

Islanders, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, California State

University, Sacramento

Cross-sectional surveillance study examining baseline data of young Pacific


Role: Principal Investigator, 1999 - 2000

Trained research assistants on anthropometric and physiological data


Performed data analyses using SPSS software


San Diego State University, Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Lecturer, ENS 687 - Psychology of Exercise: From Theory to Practice, Fall



Spring and Fall 2008 - Provided formal mentorship to 7 SDSU and non-SDSU

graduate students covering a variety of topics: research design and

methods, data collection, cleaning, entry and analyses, manuscript

preparation, poster presentations, IRB process/tutorials, literature

reviews, cultural-tailoring of research methods, and physical activity

assessments via subjective questionnaires and objective physical activity

monitoring devices (Actigraph GT1M and ActiTrainer, Metrisense Actiheart)

Recognized as one of the top 10 mentors at the San Diego State University

Graduate School of Public Health, based on achievement of objectives,

successful student relationships, student performance, application of

knowledge and skills learned in coursework, task variety, tangible outcomes

and overall satisfaction.

San Diego State University, Department of Psychology

Adjunct Professor, October 2007 - present

California State University, Sacramento, California

Teaching Assistant, PE 153 - Cardiovascular Testing and Exercise

Prescription and PE 250 - Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Aug 1999

- Jun 2000

Delivered lectures and supervised students on proper use, calibration, and

operation of exercise physiology lab equipment/methods: metabolic

carts/VO2max testing, hydrostatic weighing, anthropometric and skinfold

measures, and lung function assessments

Graded student laboratory reports and course participation


Awarded, one of the top 10 mentors (out of 80) in the San Diego State

University Graduate School of Public Health, 2008

Published Interview, CSU, Sacramento College of Health & Human Services

Alumni Magazine, "Exercise to Better Health," 2005

Awarded, Academic Excellence, presented by U.S. Ambassador, Charles

Swindells, 2002

Recipient, University of Auckland Fulbright Doctoral Scholarship (24

months), 2002

Awarded, Academic Excellence, presented by N.Z. Prime Minister, Helen

Clarke, 2001

Recipient, Fulbright Student Scholarship (18 months), 2001

Published Interview, Roseville Press-Tribune, "Seniors Getting in Shape -

Karen Moy is changing lives for the better at Sun City Roseville,"

October 11, 2000


34th Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular

Disease, American Heart Association, Tahoe City, California, July 2008

Principal Investigator Profile Training, San Diego State University

Research Foundation, San Diego, California, April 2008

Budget Basics: Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Proposal, San Diego

State University Research Foundation, San Diego, California, March 2008

Social, Ethical and Legal Considerations for Cardiovascular Research,

Cardiovascular Disease Research Ethics, San Diego, California, October 2007

Professional Development Workshop and 10-year Gala Celebration,

Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch and National Cancer Institute,

Gaithersburg, Maryland, May 2007

Physical Activity and Public Health Research Course, University of South

Carolina, Park City, Utah, Sept 2006


The Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, Volunteer event promotions for

annual Uncorked! fundraising event, 2011 - present

City of Hope Women's Council, Volunteer fundraiser to secure vendors and in-

kind donations for annual Taste of Hope fundraising event, 2009 - present

Pacific Global Health Conference, Hawai'i Public Health Association,

Conference Abstract Reviewer, Feb 2007

Cardiovascular Risk Assessments on First Year Medical Students, University

of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Test Administrator (Volunteer), Aug 2006, Sept 2007, Sept 2008

Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, Editorial Board Member, Jul 2003

- Sept 2005

Peer Review for Scientific Journals, International Journal of Pediatric

Obesity - Feb 2010, Journal of Physical Activity and Health - Aug 2008,

Public Health Nutrition - Mar 2008, Journal of Applied Physiology - Nov

2007, Mar 2008, American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Jan 2006, New

Zealand Medical Journal - Apr 2004


Sallis, J.F., Carlson, J., Moy, K.L. Siglang Buhay: Nutrition and Physical

Activity Promotion in Filipino Americans through Community Organizations. J

Public Health Manag Pract (under review).

Moy, K.L., Sallis, J.F., Trinidad, D.R., Ice, C.L., McEligot, A.J. Health

Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults in California.

Asia Pac J Public Health (in press).

Weirsma L., Tanjasiri S.P., Moy, K.L., McEligot, A. Physical Activity and

Nutrition Among Pacific Islander Youth: An Exploratory Study. Int J Prev

Prac Res (in press).

Behrens, T.K., Moy, K.L., Dinger, M.K., Harbour, V.J., Williams, D.P.

Objectively Assessed Physical Activity among Tongans in the United States.

Res Q Exerc Sport 2011;82(3):565-69.

Moy, K.L., Sallis, J.F., Tanjasiri, S.P. Culturally-specific physical

activity measures for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. Hawaii Med J

2010;69(5)(suppl 2):21-24. Available online: PMC3158441.

Moy, K.L., Sallis, J.F., Ice, C., Thompson, K.M. Physical activity

correlates for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Mainland

United States. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2010;21(4):1203-14. PMID:


Moy, K.L., Sallis, J.F., David, K. Health indicators of Native Hawaiian and

Pacific Islanders

in the United States. Comm Health 2010;35(1):81-92. Available online at:

009-9194-0. PMID: 19856087.

Moy, K.L., Scragg, R., McLean, G., Carr, H. The New Zealand physical

activity questionnaires: Validation by heart rate monitoring in a

multiethnic population. JPAH 2008;5(suppl 1):S45-S61. PMID: 18364525

Moy, K.L., Scragg, R., McLean, G., Carr, H. MET intensities of culturally-

specific physical activities performed by New Zealanders. NZ Med J

2006;119(1235):56-70. PMID: 16751824

Moy, K.L., Physical activity and fitness measures in New Zealand: A study

of validation and correlation with cardiovascular risk factors. Doctoral

dissertation, 2005. University of Auckland, New Zealand. Available online


Moy, K.L. The New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire (NZPAQ-LF):

Recall of physical activity mode and duration. Report prepared for SPARC.

Auckland: Auckland UniServices, August 2004. Unpublished.

Moy, K.L., McFarlane K., Scragg R., and Robinson S. Validation of MOH-short

and SPARC-long physical activity questionnaires. Final report prepared for

SPARC. Auckland: Auckland UniServices, November 2003. Unpublished.

Moy, K.L., Interviewer procedures and coding manual: Validation of New

Zealand physical activity questionnaires. November 2002. Unpublished.

Moy, K.L., Cardiovascular disease risk profiles in adolescent and young

adult Pacific Islanders. Department of Kinesiology, California State

University, Sacramento. Unpublished master's thesis, 2000. Location

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City of Hope Women's Council - member since 2011

American Heart Association (AHA) - member since 2007

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) - member since 2007

Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) - member since 2006

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership (APPEAL) - member

since 2006

International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) - member

since 2006

Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) - member 2002-2005

Hawai'i Public Health Association (HPHA) - member 2002-2007

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - member since 1999


2010 Department of Native Hawaiian Health, Center for Native and Pacific

Health Disparities Research & Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence - He

Huliau: A Turning Point Eliminating Health Disparities in Native and

Pacific Peoples: Metabolic Syndrome & Health Equity Conference. Presenter,

Honolulu, HI

2009 American Cancer Society - Health Equity: Through the Cancer Lens.

Presenter, Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 ACSM, 56th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington

2009 American Heart Association Joint Conference - 49th Cardiovascular

Disease, Epidemiology and Prevention -and-Nutrition, Physical Activity and

Metabolism. Palm Harbor, Florida

2009 He Huliau - A Turning Point: Eliminating Health Disparities in Native

and Pacific Peoples. Cardiometabolic Disease. Presenter, Costa Mesa,


2008 American Public Health Association 136th Annual Meeting and Expo:

Public Health without Borders. Weaving and Islander Network for Cancer

Awareness, Research, and Training, Invited Speaker, San Diego, California

2008 International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical

Activity and Movement, Presenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 AHA 48th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

Conference - Epidemiology/Biostatistics and Behavioral Medicine Trainee

Session, Presenter, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2007 The Cooper Institute and Measurement & Evaluation Council of AAPAR,

Diversity in Physical Activity and Health: Measurement and Research Issues

and Challenges, Invited Speaker, Dallas, Texas

2007 ACSM, 54th Annual Meeting, Presenter, New Orleans, Louisiana

2007 Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference, Arizona State University,

Mesa, Arizona

2007 Weaving and Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and

Training, Guest Speaker, Community Advisory Meeting and Training, Garden

Grove, California

2007 World Health Organization/Center for Disease Control (WHO/CDC)

Collaborating Center Workshop on Global Advocacy for National Physical

Activity Plans, San Diego, California

2006 ACSM, Southwest Chapter, Presenter, 26th Annual Meeting, San Diego,


2006 APPEAL, Plenary Speaker, 5th National Conference: Towards Justice for

AAPIs: Applying Lessons from Tobacco Control to Obesity and Other Issues,

San Francisco, California

2006 International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health,

Presenter, Atlanta, Georgia

2006 Lance Armstrong Foundation, LIVESTRONG, Pacific Islander Cancer


Educational Forum, Long Beach, California

2005 ACSM, Southwest Chapter, 25th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

2005 Hawai'i Public Health Association and the Hawai'i State Department

of Health

Pacific Global Health, Honolulu, Hawai'i

2004 Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Public Health


and Alliances: Building Capacity in the Asia-Pacific Region, Brisbane,


2004 ACSM, 51st Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana

2002 Pasifika Medical Association, 4th Annual Conference, Auckland, New


2002 World Health Organization/Center for Disease Control (WHO/CDC),

Physical Activity Assessment Expert Committee Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania,


2000 ACSM - Southwest Chapter, 20th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

2000 Exercise Etc., Older Adult Conference, Sacramento, California

2000 ACSM, 47th Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana

1999 ACSM - Southwest Chapter, 19th Annual Meeting, San Jose, California

1998 Training Smart: Trunk Biomechanics, Resistive Exercise Program

Design, Altering Body Composition, Eating Smarter, Pleasanton, California


Leah Ostenberg, MURP, LEED AP, CNU-A Jim Stone

Program Manager, Walk San Diego Executive Director, Walk San


740 13th Street, Suite 502 740 13th Street, Suite 502

San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-***-**** Phone: 619-***-****

E-mail: E-mail:

Jim Sallis, Ph.D.

Distinguished Prof Family & Preventive Medicine Kevin Hauck

Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine Community Health Program


Director, Active Living Research County of San Diego, Public

Health Services

San Diego State University Maternal, Child & Family

Health Services

3900 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310 3851 Rosecrans Street

San Diego, CA 92103 San Diego, CA 92186

Phone: 619-***-**** Phone: 619-***-****

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