Marilyn L. Moy, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Medicine

Marilyn Moy
72 E. Concord St Building A


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.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MSc
  • Radcliffe College, AB


  • Published on 9/13/2023

    Bamonti PM, Perndorfer C, Robinson SA, Mongiardo MA, Wan ES, Moy ML. Depression Symptoms and Physical Activity in Veterans With COPD: Insights From a Web-Based, Pedometer-Mediated Physical Activity Intervention. Ann Behav Med. 2023 Sep 13; 57(10):855-865. PMID: 37260290.

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  • Published on 8/24/2023

    Robinson SA, Moy ML, Ney JP. Value of Information Analysis of a Web-Based Self-Management Intervention for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Telemed J E Health. 2023 Aug 24. PMID: 37615601.

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  • Published on 8/15/2023

    Rochester CL, Alison JA, Carlin B, Jenkins AR, Cox NS, Bauldoff G, Bhatt SP, Bourbeau J, Burtin C, Camp PG, Cascino TM, Dorney Koppel GA, Garvey C, Goldstein R, Harris D, Houchen-Wolloff L, Limberg T, Lindenauer PK, Moy ML, Ryerson CJ, Singh SJ, Steiner M, Tappan RS, Yohannes AM, Holland AE. Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Adults with Chronic Respiratory Disease: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Aug 15; 208(4):e7-e26. PMID: 37581410.

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  • Published on 7/5/2023

    Maccarone J, Grady ST, Moy ML, Hart JE, Kang CM, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Koutrakis P, Zhang J, Garshick E. Indoor (residential) and ambient particulate matter associations with urinary oxidative stress biomarkers in a COPD cohort. Sci Total Environ. 2023 Nov 01; 897:165352. PMID: 37419349.

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  • Published on 5/11/2023

    Robinson SA, Bamonti P, Richardson CR, Kadri R, Moy ML. Rural disparities impact response to a web-based physical activity self-management intervention in COPD: A secondary analysis. J Rural Health. 2023 May 11. PMID: 37166231.

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  • Published on 4/19/2023

    Bamonti PM, Robinson SA, Finer E, Kadri R, Gagnon D, Richardson CR, Moy ML. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Access and Adherence to Pulmonary Rehabilitation Intervention (CAPRI): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial and adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Jun; 129:107203. PMID: 37084881.

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  • Published on 10/1/2022

    Wan ES, Polak M, Goldstein RL, Lazzari AA, Kantorowski A, Garshick E, Moy ML. Physical Activity, Exercise Capacity, and Body Composition in U.S. Veterans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Oct; 19(10):1669-1676. PMID: 35536690.

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  • Published on 9/1/2022

    Robinson SA, Moy ML, Richardson CR, Ney JP. Cost savings associated with a web-based physical activity intervention for COPD. Am J Manag Care. 2022 Sep; 28(9):445-451. PMID: 36121358.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Bamonti PM, Robinson SA, Wan ES, Moy ML. Improving Physiological, Physical, and Psychological Health Outcomes: A Narrative Review in US Veterans with COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2022; 17:1269-1283. PMID: 35677347.

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  • Published on 2/9/2022

    Robinson SA, Moy ML. Promoting Exercise Training Remotely. Life (Basel). 2022 Feb 09; 12(2). PMID: 35207549.

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