Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS

Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 174
Office Phone: 815-753-6569
Email: emoxley@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • NURS 312: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 308: Alterations in Biological Systems


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Biologically-Based Nursing Research Program
  • M.S., Rush University, Critical Care and Cardio-Pulmonary Nursing
  • B.S.N., Rush University, Nursing
  • B.S., Wheaton College, Physical Education/Kinesiology

Research Interests

  • Cellular changes in exercise
  • Glycemic control and cardiovascular fitness
  • Pediatric obesity
  • Nursing education
  • Exercise and Physical Activity as Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Grants and awards

Joan E. Wood Research Grant

Moxley, E. Principal Investigator (June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2021). The Response of Cytochrome c  to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Nondiabetics Adults and PrediabetesCo-Investigators: Clayton Camic, Emerson Sebastio, Peter Chomentowski. FY 2019-2021. Total Requested $28,242.23.

Moxley, E. FY20 Nurse Educator Fellowship Program. Illinois Department of Higher Education. (11/8/19). Total award $10,000.

Moxley, E. (Principal Investigator; 4/3/2019). The Response of Cytochrome c to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Nondiabetics Adults and Prediabetes. Co-Investigators: Clayton Camic, Emerson Sebastio, Peter Chomentowski. Joan E. Wood Research Grant. FY 2019-2021. College of Health and Human Sciences Research Grant (Seed Money) FY 2019. Total award $2000.00.


Moxley, E. and Mead, D. (2019). Book chapter: Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances, In M. Sorenson, L., Quinn & D. Klein (Eds), Pathophysiology: Concepts of human disease, Hoboken, NJ:  Pearson.

Moxley, E. & Waller, M. (2019). Alternative strategies for providing clinical experiences in a course. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 14 (2019) 173–178.DOI: 10.1016/j.teln.2019.02.005

Moxley, E. and Habtzghi, D. (2019). A comparison of exercise dose response: A systematic review. Home Health Care Management & Practice. Published online February 25,    2019. DOI:10.1177/1084822319831929

Schneider, K.L., Crews, R.T., Subramanian, V., Moxley, E., Hwang, S., DiLiberto, F., Aylward, L. Bean, J., Yalla, S.V. (2019). Feasibility of a low intensity, technology-based intervention for increasing physical activity in adults at risk for a diabetic foot ulcer: a   mixed methods study. Symposium/Special Issue: Journal of Diabetes Science and  Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932296818822538

Moxley, E., Habtzghi, D., Klinkhamer, K., Wang, H., Donnelly, S., Dykhuizen, J. (2019). Pediatric Obesity: A strategy involving children, adolescents, and parents to improve body composition. Published online December 19, 2018, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 45, 13-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.12.010

Moxley, E. & Bugaieski, T. (2018). Exercise intensities as factors of metabolic outcomes        in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review. Published online November 28, 2018, Home Health    Care Management & Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1084822318815446.

Moxley, E. W., Smith, D., Quinn, L., Park, C. (2018). Relationships between glycemic control and cardiovascular fitness. Biological Nursing Research 20(4), 422-228. doi: 10.1177/1099800418767572.

Moxley, E. A., Maturin, L., & Rakstang, K. (2017). NCLEX-RN® Success: An integrative lesson plan. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12(2), 161-164. 

Moxley, E. A., & Kruk, A. (2016). The free diabetes prescription: Encouraging exercise engagement. American Nurse Today, 11(12).