Mary Beth Moran, PT MS M.Ed

Program Manager, Injury Prevention, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of San Diego

Mary Beth joins the injury prevention community at Rady Children's Hospital from a clinical background as a physical therapist. After 20 years of treating injuries after the fact she decided to use her background in health care, education and evaluative sciences toward preventative interventions.

Mary Beth is a lifelong learner and began her education with a Bachelor of Science in Biology which she then applied towards another Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy which she received from New York University in 1988. She continued her education with a Masters Degree in Education, focus International Education, from George Washington University in 1996. She used that degree to assist in the development of a new Physical Therapy program, developing clinical sites and teaching Health Promotion to graduate physical therapists. She concurrently served several tours of international work in both South Africa and Vietnam through Health Volunteers Overseas. Recently she completed another Master of Science Degree from Dartmouth College in Evaluative Clinical Sciences. She enjoys using every aspect of her education in further developing the injury prevention programs at Rady Children's Hospital.

Currently the injury prevention program is expanding their new Safety Store and its associated community outreach programs, implementing a Safe Routes to School program and developing Additional hospital based services. The center is focused on employing sound public health and scientific principles so that all programs can be evaluated and shared. Mary Beth has specific interest in disaster preparedness in low income families, sports injury prevention, injury prevention strategies for pre-teens and teens and bike safety advocacy.

Mary Beth is a recent transplant to the west coast after 21 years in large east coast cities. Taking full advantage of the perfect weather of San Diego she enjoys biking, hiking, scuba and horseback riding alongside her husband John. Together they hope to raise a dog to contribute to the canine therapy team.

Contact Information

Email Address:

Phone Number:
(858) 576-1700 ext 3547

Mailing Address:
Rady Children's Hospital
Center for Healthier Communities
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123

Speaking Availability

Mary Beth Moran is available to answer your group's questions via telephone or e-mail.

Mary Beth Moran is available to travel to speak to your group in person.