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MD/PhD Candidate, Wayne State University

Tabitha Moses, M.S. is an MD/PhD Candidate at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She received her B.A in Cognitive Science and Philosophy and M.S. in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on substance use and mental health, neuroethics, and policy. She is currently working on her PhD in Translational Neuroscience using neuromodulation to examine the mechanisms of the effects of stress on people with opioid use disorder as well as working to improve addiction medicine education.


  • 2016–present
    MD/PhD Candidate, Wayne State University


  • 2015 
    Johns Hopkins University , M.S. Biotechnology
  • 2011 
    Johns Hopkins University , B.A. Cognitive Science & Philosophy


  • 2020
    Heroin delay discounting and impulsivity: Modulation by DRD1 genetic variation, Addiction Biology
  • 2019
    Erasing Trauma: Ethical Considerations to the Individual and Society, AJOB Neuro
  • 2019
    History of regular nonmedical sedative and/or alcohol use differentiates substance-use patterns and consequences among chronic heroin users, Addictive Behaviors
  • 2019
    A comparison of substance use patterns among lifetime heroin-injecting individuals by racial groups, Addiction Research & Theory
  • 2018
    Factors associated with sedative use and misuse among heroin users, Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • 2018
    Developing a scale of domains of negative consequences of chronic heroin use, Addictive Behaviors
  • 2017
    Ethics, ethicists, and professional organizations in the neurological sciences, AJOB Neuro

Professional Memberships

  • International Neuroethics Society
  • American Medical Association
  • College of Problems on Drug Dependence