Elizabeth Moxley, Ph.D., RN, BS

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

Courses Taught

  • NURS 684: Electrocardiogram Interpretation
  • NURS 602: Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan
  • 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

Moxley, E. and Henert, S. (Principal Investigators; 2022). The Response of BDNF to Moderate to Vigorous Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Middle-Aged Adults. $4,970.

Elizabeth Moxley and Shaine Henert (2022). The Response of BDNF to Vigorous Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Middle-Aged Adults. Faculty Hope Fellowship Grant received = $10,625.

Joan E. Wood Research Grant

Moxley, E. FY20 Northern Illinois University grant. The Response of Cytochrome c to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Sedentary Nondiabetics Adults and Prediabetes: Acute Verses Residual Effect. Total award of $14,000.

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 Prediabetes. Co-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., Conrad, Mark, Habtezgi, D., Chomentowski, P., Kowal, R., Loser, T. (2023, April 13). Associations between risk factors of cardiovascular fitness amongst young-adults. 29th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium.

Moxley, E. (2022, July 12). Is Heart Health as Simple as Gut Microbiota? Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly.

Moxley, E. (2022, March 23). Cardiovascular Health Through Vitamin C Intake. Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly.

Moxley, Elizabeth. Can High Good Cholesterol be a Bad Thing? Published December 9, 2022. Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA).

Moxley, E., Habtezgi, D., Subramanian, V., Hwang, S., Yalla, S., & Attewell, L. (2022). Relationships Between Physical Activity Metrics of Intensity and DiabetesThe Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000947. Advance online publication.

Hwang, S., Webber-Ritchey, K., and Moxley, E. (2022). Comparison of GPS Imputation Methods in Environmental Health and ResearchGeospatial Health, 17(2):1081.

Moxley, ElizabethIdeal Exercise Prescription for Cardiovascular Health. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA). Published Aug. 10, 2022.

Moxley, Elizabeth, Webber-Ritchey, Kashica. Physical Activity: Local and Global Burden. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association's (PCNA), Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly, May 27, 2022.

Moxley, ElizabethGreen Space and Heart Health: What’s the connection?Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA), March 7, 2022.

Moxley, E., Webber-Ritchey, K. J., & Hayman, L. L. (2021). Global impact of physical inactivity and implications for public health nursingPublic Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 10.1111/phn.12958. Advance online publication.

Moxley, Elizabeth. Skeletal Muscle Mass and Cardiovascular Health. July 13, 2021. Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA).

Moxley, E., Saravanan, A., Habtezhi, D. Dixon, L., Miller, J., Waller, M. (2021). Virtual Pedagogical Strategies and HESI Student Outcomes in Response to COVID-19. Nurse Education Today, published online June 17, 2021. 

Moxley, Elizabeth. Hyptertrophic Cardiomyopathy. March 3, 2021. Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly. March. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA).

Moxley, Elizabeth. Exercise During COVID-19: Safe Practices to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications. December 7, 2020. Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly. December. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA).

Moxley, Elizabeth. Exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic. August 27, 2020. Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly. September. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse's Association (PCNA).

Moxley, E., Maturin, L., and Habtzghi, D. (2020). A Lesson Involving Nursing Management of Diabetes Care: Incorporating Simulation in Didactic Instruction to Prepare Students for Entry-Level Practice. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 16(1), 10-15.

Webber-Ritchey, K., Moxley, E., Hwang, S., Habtzghi, D., Yalla, S. (2020). Perceived Environmental Factors related to Physical Activity among African American Parents of Young Children: A mixed-method exploratory study. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications and Reviews of Research. Volume 11. Number 1.

Sabio, C., Chen, J., Moxley, E., Taylor, L., Kuchinski, A., Peters, B. (2020). Improving portfolio assessment: addressing challenges in transition to ePortfolio. Journal of Nursing Education.

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

Moxley, E. and 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 and 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.

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.

Moxley, E. and 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 and Practice.

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

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

Refereed Published Abstracts

Moxley, E., Habtzghi, D., Subramanian, V., Hwang, S. Yalla, S. V., 2022. Relationships Between Physical Activity Metrics of Intensity and Diabetes. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association Winning Abstracts From the 2022 Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing: July 16, 2022 - Volume – Issue 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000938 doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000938.

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