Marilyn Moy, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

MD, Harvard Medical School
MSc, Harvard School of Public Health

Marilyn L. Moy, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, is a Staff Pulmonary Physician at VA Boston Healthcare System. She is Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Moy studies the role of physical activity (PA) in the risk stratification of COPD, technology-based interventions to promote PA, and the biological mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of PA on COPD outcomes. Her work has contributed to the field of telehealth medicine.

Dr. Moy is internationally recognized as an expert in Pulmonary Rehabilitation. She was the 2016-2017 Chair of the Program Committee of the Rehabilitation Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. She has been an invited speaker at the European Respiratory Congress in Munich, Germany and Amsterdam, Holland. She serves on the Research Advocacy Committee of the ATS.

As the Principal Investigator on VA and NIH funded grants, Dr. Moy published one of the first papers demonstrating that low PA is associated with increased risk for acute exacerbations in COPD. Dr. Moy has developed a novel internet-mediated, pedometer based intervention to promote PA in COPD. Her work was recognized with the 2017 Massachusetts Pulmonary Section award for best clinical research abstract. Dr. Moy also examines biological mechanisms including the relationship between PA and telomere length, and the epigenetic changes associated with improvements in PA. Dr. Moy is VA Boston's 2017 nominee for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Dr. Moy is a Co-Investigator for a pragmatic trial examining a PA coaching intervention (PCORI), and a trial on the efficacy of Tai Chi to maintain benefits after conventional pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD (NIH-NCCIH). Dr. Moy has been the site-PI for NHLBI clinical trials.

VA Boston Healthcare System

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2019 Leveraging Technology to Address Access and Adherence to Conventional Hospital-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Veterans with COPD 1I01RX002855-01A2
2018 The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD 5I01RX001150-05 1
2017 Physical Activity, Telomere Length, and Acute Exacerbations in COPD 5I21RX002197-02
2017 The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD 5I01RX001150-04 1
2016 A scalable multi-level physical activity intervention for elderly persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: First Steps 1R56AG052580-01
2016 Physical Activity, Telomere Length, and Acute Exacerbations in COPD 1I21RX002197-01
2016 The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD 5I01RX001150-03 1
2016 Tai Chi after Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with COPD: A Randomized Trial 4R01AT006358-06 3
2015 The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD 1I01RX001150-01A2 1
2015 The Effect of Physical Activity Promotion on Short and Long-term Outcomes in COPD 5I01RX001150-02 1
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  1. Richardson CR, Franklin B, Moy ML, Jackson EA. Advances in rehabilitation for chronic diseases: improving health outcomes and function. BMJ. 2019 Jun 17; 365:l2191. PMID: 31208954.
  2. Robinson SA, Shimada SL, Quigley KS, Moy ML. A web-based physical activity intervention benefits persons with low self-efficacy in COPD: results from a randomized controlled trial. J Behav Med. 2019 Apr 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30980223.
  3. Moy ML, Harrington KF, Sternberg AL, Krishnan JA, Albert RK, Au DH, Casaburi R, Criner GJ, Diaz P, Kanner RE, Panos RJ, Stibolt T, Stoller JK, Tonascia J, Yusen RD, Tan AM, Fuhlbrigge AL. Characteristics at the time of oxygen initiation associated with its adherence: Findings from the COPD Long-term Oxygen Treatment Trial. Respir Med. 2019 Mar; 149:52-58. PMID: 30803886.
  4. Teylan M, Kantorowski A, Homsy D, Kadri R, Richardson C, Moy M. Physical activity in COPD: Minimal clinically important difference for medical events. Chron Respir Dis. 2019 Jan-Dec; 16:1479973118816424. PMID: 30789017.
  5. Hart JE, Grady ST, Laden F, Coull BA, Koutrakis P, Schwartz JD, Moy ML, Garshick E. Effects of Indoor and Ambient Black Carbon and [Formula: see text] on Pulmonary Function among Individuals with COPD. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 12; 126(12):127008.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30570336.
  6. Kantorowski A, Wan ES, Homsy D, Kadri R, Richardson CR, Moy ML. Determinants and outcomes of change in physical activity in COPD. ERJ Open Res. 2018 Jul; 4(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 30083551.
  7. Nguyen HQ, Moy ML, Fan VS, Gould MK, Xiang A, Bailey A, Desai S, Coleman KJ. Applying the pragmatic-explanatory continuum indicator summary to the implementation of a physical activity coaching trial in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nurs Outlook. 2018 09; 66(5):455-463. PMID: 30144938.
  8. Wan ES, Kantorowski A, Homsy D, Kadri R, Richardson CR, Mori D, Moy ML. Self-reported task-oriented physical activity: A comparison with objective daily step count in COPD. Respir Med. 2018 07; 140:63-70.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29957283.
  9. Garshick E, Grady ST, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Laden F, Moy ML, Koutrakis P. Indoor black carbon and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and endothelial activation in COPD patients. Environ Res. 2018 08; 165:358-364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29783085.
  10. Grady ST, Koutrakis P, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz J, Laden F, Zhang JJ, Gong J, Moy ML, Garshick E. Indoor black carbon of outdoor origin and oxidative stress biomarkers in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Environ Int. 2018 06; 115:188-195.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29574339.
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