El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame Welcomes UTEP Social Work Associate Professor
Last Updated on March 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published March 26, 2019
By UC Staff
Eva Moya, Ph.D., associate professor of social work at The University of Texas at El Paso, will be inducted into the 2019 El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame.
Moya is one of 11 women who will be honored for their significant contribution and impact on the community at the El Paso Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on March 30.
A national expert on U.S.-Mexico border health and social justice, Moya is being recognized in the civic leadership category, which celebrates leaders in humanitarian causes, civic responsibilities or historic preservation who have made their mark in the community.
“This recognition represents the collective efforts of women of all ages and backgrounds that have worked tirelessly in the areas of research, education, service and leadership to advance gender equity and health across international borders,” said Moya, a member of the UTEP faculty since 2010.
“I am grateful to The University of Texas at El Paso for opening opportunities for me to learn, teach, mentor, do research and translate the findings into policy, programs and services to support the binational community where my commitment is to persons experiencing homelessness, women, intimate partner violence survivors, migrants and immigrants, persons living with tuberculosis, and community health workers,” she added.
Moya has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several research and service projects focused on tuberculosis, intimate partner violence and sexual assault, homelessness, human papilloma virus education and immigrant health.
She has published several journal articles, book chapters and instructional materials.
She has presented her work at local, national and international conferences in countries including Spain, Canada, China, Germany, South Africa and Panama.
Moya is president-elect of the Association of Latina/Latino Social Work Educators. A Kellogg Fellow since 1993, Moya served as chair of the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance from 2015-18.
She has held key positions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Objectives for 2020 and the Texas Health Disparities Task Force.
A native of El Paso, Moya has a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health sciences and a bachelor’s degree from UTEP. She earned a master’s degree in social work from The University of Texas at Austin.
“I want to encourage women to follow their dreams,” Moya said. “Study, work in what makes you happy, and serve the community. Together we create a great community that thrives.”
The El Paso Commission for Women established the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame in 1989 to honor and recognize the accomplishments of El Paso women.
For a complete list of the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, visit epcfw.org/hof-categories/.