Dr. Karen Moses is the Director of Wellness and Health Promotion and a member of the ASU Health Services Executive Team. She has provided leadership in ASU health promotion initiatives, programs and services for over 30 years. She is dedicated to improving health and reducing risks among college students as a way to support their academic and personal success now and in the future. She sees the potential for ASU students who have embraced a healthy lifestyle to influence health and well-being in the communities where they live, work and play throughout their lives.
Dr. Moses has led initiatives addressing student alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, stress, depression, suicide, sexual and interpersonal violence, nutrition, fitness, body image and healthy relationships. She has served as project director and principal investigator of many grants and contracts to improve related health behaviors and experiences of college students. Recognized as a leader in college health promotion, Dr. Moses is a frequent speaker at college health and student affairs professional conferences, and has served as a consultant to institutions of higher education to guide their health promotion and wellness initiatives.
Dr. Moses has served in many elected and appointed positions of national associations, including the American College Health Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, and the Building Healthy Academic Communities Coalition. She co-chaired the committee that developed the Healthy Campus 2010 Objectives for the American College Health Association, served as the chair of the Health Promotion Section and as a member of the Board of Directors, and is a Fellow of the American College Health Association. She served as the inagural chair of the NASPA Health Promotion in Higher Education Knowledge Community, and as co-chair of the planning committee for the first NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conferences (2018-19). She also served as President of the Arizona Dietetic Association and the Pacific Coast College Health Association. Karen completed her bachelors and masters degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics, and her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Arizona State University.