Beth Moracco, PhD

(hb)moracco_beth_2013 Research Associate Professor
Health BehaviorAdjunct Associate Professor
Maternal and Child Health

Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

358 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
T: 919-966-5542
F: 919-966-2921

1999          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
1992          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education


HBEH 772          Planning Health Promotion Programs         SyllabusResearch interests

Global health
Health behavior
Health policy
Injury prevention
Reproductive health
Substance abuse
Violence prevention
Women’s healthResearch activities
Dr. Moracco conducts applied research on the primary and secondary prevention of violence, primarily gender-based violence in global and domestic settings. Her work is focused on evaluating violence prevention programs and policies while simultaneously building the capacity of stakeholders to design and evaluate their own interventions.

Administrative responsibilities
MPH Program Director

Select publications
Parker, L., Maman, S., Pettifor, A., Chalachala, J.L., Golin, C.E., Moracco, K.E., Behets, F. (2013).
Adaptation of a U.S. Evidence-Based Positive Prevention Intervention for Youth Living with HIV/AIDS in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Evaluation and Program Planning, 36(1):124-35.Waller, M. W., Iritani, B. J., Christ, S. L., Halpern, C. T., Moracco, K. E., Flewelling, R. L. (2013).
Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by Young Adult Males: The Association with Alcohol Outlet Density and Drinking Behavior.
Health & Place, 21:10-19.

Iritani, B. J., Waller, M. W., Halpern, C. T., Moracco, K. E., Christ, S. L., Flewelling, R. L. (2013).
Alcohol Outlet Density and Young Women’s Perpetration of Violence Toward Male Intimate Partners
Journal of Family Violence. 2013;28(5):459-470.

King, E.J., Maman, S., Bowling, J.M., Moracco, K.E., Dudina, V. (2013).
The influence of stigma and discrimination on female sex workers’ access to hiv services in St. Petersburg, Russia
AIDS and Behavior. 2013;17(8):2597-2603.

Gomez, A.M., Speizer, I.S., Moracco, K.E. (2011).
Linkages between gender equity and intimate partner violence among urban Brazilian youth.
Journal of Adolescent Health. 2011;49(4):393-399.

Moracco, K.E, Clark, K. A., Buchanan, R. M., Espersen, C. E, Bowling, J. M. (2010).
Who are the defendants in Domestic Violence Protection Order cases?
Violence Against Women, 16:1201-1223.

Moracco, K.E .and Cole, T.B. (2009).
Preventing intimate partner violence: Screening is not enough
JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(5):568-570.