Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN

Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN

Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN

Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN

Assistant Professor

Dr. Huntington-Moskos’ current research efforts focus on the prevention of lung cancer by addressing secondhand smoke and radon exposure in the homes of low-income families with children. Using a life course perspective, she is interested in addressing cancer prevention early in the trajectory of a child’s life through the use of home testing for chronic environmental exposures. Her educational background includes a strong foundation in maternal child health and health disparities. As a recipient of two Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) traineeships, she completed specialized training in child health theory, growth/development and adolescent resiliency. Her PhD dissertation examined the impact of tobacco use behaviors and secondhand smoke exposure on the cardiovascular health of rural adolescents. As a postdoctoral scholar with the Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments (BREATHE) research team at the University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, she assisted in participant recruitment and expanded my knowledge of intervention research and home testing. As a co-investigator, funded by a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) diversity supplement, she examined the influence of having children in the home and the completion of home testing for radon and secondhand smoke. She has experience working with under-resourced communities during her service in the United States Peace Corps, as a registered nurse working in inner city Baltimore and on the Navajo Nation.


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, 2014
  • PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013
  • MS,University of Minnesota, 2005
  • BSN, University of Maryland, 1998

Recent Publications:

Huntington-Moskos, L., Rayens, MK, Wiggins, A. and Hahn, EJ. (2016). Radon, secondhand smoke and children in the home: Creating a teachable moment for lung cancer prevention. Public Health Nursing, 33(6), 529-538. doi: 10.1111/phn.12283

Rice, M., Turner-Henson, A., Park, N., Azuero, Amiri, A., Feeley, C.A., Johnson, A., Lam, T., Huntington-Moskos, L., Rodriguez, J. & Williams, S. (2016). Child and maternal factors that influence child blood pressure in preschool children: An exploratory study. Applied Nursing Research, 31, 117-120. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.01.008

Huntington-Moskos, L., Mary Kay Rayens, MK, Hahn, EJand Hall, L. (2016). Peer and Family Smoking: Identifying adolescents at risk for secondhand smoke exposure. Journal of Adolescent Health, 58(4), 446-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.12.012

Rodriguez, J., Huntington-Moskos, L., Johnson, A., Williams, S., Gulledge, E., Feeley, C., & Rice, M. (2016). Collecting biological measures for research in children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 30(3), 279-83. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.12.007

Huntington-Moskos, L., Turner-Henson, A., & Rice, M. (2014). Tobacco exposure, weight status and elevated blood pressure in adolescents. Journal of Community Health, 34(9), 653-9. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9839-5.e


Recent Presentations:

Huntington-Moskos, L., Butler, K., Rayens, MK, Wiggins, A., Rademacher, K. and Hahn, EJ. (November, 2016). Lung cancer prevention: Home testing for radon and secondhand smoke. Poster session presented at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver: CO.

Huntington-Moskos, L., Turner-Henson, A., & Rice, M. (February, 2016). Blood pressure and tobacco exposures among rural adolescents.Podium session presented at Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Williamsburg: VA.

Huntington-Moskos, L., Rayens, M.K., Hahn, E.J. & Hall, L. (February, 2015). The Peer and Family Smoking Index: Identifying Adolescents at Risk for Secondhand Smoke Exposure.Poster Discussion session presented at Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa: FL.

Huntington-Moskos, L., Turner-Henson, A., & Rice, M. (September, 2014). Adolescent Awareness of Parental Hypertension.Poster session presented at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington DC.


Research Interests:

Child/Adolescent Environmental Health, Environmental Health Literacy,

Bio behavioral Methods, Report Back Strategies, Citizen Science

Research Activity:

FRESH: Families, Children and Dual Home Screening for Lung Cancer Prevention (PI: Hahn, E.), Role: Co-Investigator, Grant number: Diversity Supplement; Parent Grant 5 R01 ES021502-02, Funding agency: NIH/NIEHS, Funding amount: $210,842, Funding period: 2014 - 2016



Scholar, National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) Translational Health Disparities Course
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship,
Johnson & Johnson/American Association of Colleges of Nursing


Gladys Farmer Colvin Memorial Scholarship,
University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL


Avanzamos con Ayuda de United Health Foundation Scholarship,
National Association of Hispanic Nurses