Marilyn L. Moy MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

72 E. Concord Street
Marilyn Moy

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine


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.


Medicine, MD, Harvard Medical School

Epidemiology, MSc, Harvard School of Public Health

Biology, AB, Radcliffe College


Published on 3/22/2024

Zhang CL, Maccarone JR, Grady ST, Collins CM, Moy ML, Hart JE, Kang CM, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Koutrakis P, Garshick E. Indoor and ambient black carbon and fine particulate matter associations with blood biomarkers in COPD patients. Sci Total Environ. 2024 Jun 01; 927:171897. PMID: 38522542.

Published on 12/2/2023

Kraemer KM, Kilgore K, Litrownik D, Jean-Laurent B, Wayne PM, Richardson CR, Moy ML, Yeh GY. A Web-Based Mind-Body Intervention (Mindful Steps) for Promoting Walking in Chronic Cardiopulmonary Disease: Insights From a Qualitative Study. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023; 12:27536130231212169. PMID: 38050584.

Published on 10/5/2023

McHugh EG, Grady ST, Collins CM, Moy ML, Hart JE, Coull BA, Schwartz JD, Koutrakis P, Zhang J, Garshick E. Pulmonary, inflammatory, and oxidative effects of indoor nitrogen dioxide in patients with COPD. Environ Epidemiol. 2023 Oct; 7(5):e271. PMID: 37840862.

Published on 9/29/2023

Robinson SA, Shimada SL, Sliwinski SK, Wiener RS, Moy ML. Stakeholder Perceptions of a Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention for COPD: A Mixed-Methods Study. J Clin Med. 2023 Sep 29; 12(19). PMID: 37834938.

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.

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. 2024 Feb; 30(2):518-526. PMID: 37615601.

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.

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.

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. 2024 Jan; 40(1):140-150. PMID: 37166231.

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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