Faculty Profile

Sally Moyce
ABSN Sacramento

Dr. Moyce has been teaching at Samuel Merritt University since 2015 and specializes in community health nursing. She has experience working as a public health nurse in many diverse communities in the United States and abroad, including in primary care clinics, public health settings, and hospice care. Prior to working at SMU, she earned her doctorate at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, and her dissertation work focused on the detection of acute kidney injury in California farm workers. She enjoys both teaching and research and views nursing as the perfect profession to advance social justice.

Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science and Health Care Leadership                                

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis                                                                                 


Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                                                                                                  

University of Portland                                                     


Bachelor of Arts in English, writing emphasis                                                                                 

Loyola Marymount University

Public Health/Community Health Nursing

Research Methods

University of California, Department of Public Health Sciences

                California Heat Illness Prevention Study (CHIPS)

                PI: Marc Shenker, MD MPH


University of California, Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

                Project Coordinator, DESPIERTA study      

                PI: Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, RN PhD                                                                            


University of California, San Francisco

                Project Nurse, Niños Lifestyle and Diabetes Study                                                                           

                PI: Mary Haan, PhD

Moyce, S., Mitchell, D., Armitage, T., Tancredi, D., Joseph, J., & Schenker, M. (2017). Heat strain, volume depletion and kidney function in California agricultural workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, oemed-2016.

Moyce, S., Keenan, C., Bigbee, J. (2017). Assessing faculty attitudes after participation in an interprofessional teaching scholars program. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(1), 129-131.


Moyce, S., Joseph J.G., Tancredi, D., Mitchell, D.C., Schenker, M.B. (2016) Cumulative incidence of acute kidney injury in California’s agricultural workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58(4), 391-397.


Garcia, L., Lee, A., Al Hazzouri, A., Neuhaus, J., Moyce, S., Aiello, A., Elfassy, T., Haan, M. (2016). The influence of neighborhood socioeconomic position on the transition to type II diabetes in older Mexican Americans: The Sacramento Area Longitudinal Study on Aging. BMJ Open 6(8).


Moyce, S., Lash, R., Siantz, M.L. (2016). Migration experiences of foreign educated nurses: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 27(2), 181-188.


Moyce, S. & Bell, J.F. (2015) Receipt of pediatric weight-related counseling and screening in a national sample after the expert committee recommendations. Clinical Pediatrics, 54(14), 1366-1374.


Fields, B. E., Bell, J. F., Moyce, S., & Bigbee, J. L. (2015). The impact of insurance instability on health service utilization: Does non metropolitan residence make a difference? The Journal of Rural Health, 31(1), 27-34.


Moyce, S., Bell, J.F., Fields, B., Siantz, M.L. (2014) Insurance coverage and anticipatory guidance: Are Hispanic children at a disadvantage? Journal of Pediatrics, 165(4), 866-869.

UC Center for Excellence: Health and Migration

American Public Health Association

Western Institute of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society


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