I am a Clinical Health Psychologist working in the context of a primary care practice, Privia Medical Group, in Rockville, Maryland.
Our physical, emotional, and behavioral health are closely connected. Stress can worsen many physical conditions. Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression. Sleep, pain and sexual problems have both physical and psychological components.
Serious medical conditions can wreak havoc on your emotions and your relationships. To me, patient-centered care means treating you as a WHOLE person.
Address: 1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 111
Rockville, MD 20854
- Clinical and Medical Psychology
Areas of Expertise
- Coping with Chronic Illness
- Maternal Mental Health
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Clinical and Medical Psychology
2014 – 2015
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Ph.D. in Clinical and Medical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in History of Science
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
“Function and friction at work: A multidimensional analysis of work outcomes in cancer survivors.” Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 8, 1, 173-82. (2014).
Moskowitz, M.C., Todd, B.L., Chen, R., Feuerstein, M.
“Stressors, stress response, and cancer recurrence: A systematic review.” Cancer Nursing, 37, 2, 114-25. (2014).
Todd, B.L., Moskowitz, M.C., Ottati, A., & Feuerstein, M.
“Defining adolescent and young adult (AYA) exercise and nutrition needs: Concerns communicated in a digital cancer support community.” Patient Education and Counseling, 92, 1, 130-133. (2013).
Love, B., Moskowitz, M.C., Cook, B., Thompson, C.M., Donovan-Kicken, E., Stegenga, K., Macpherson, C.F., Johnson, R.H.
“Job stress and physical activity related to elevated symptom clusters in breast cancer survivors at work.” Journal of Occupational Medicine, 55, 1, 93-98. (2013).
Moskowitz, M.C., Feuerstein, M, & Todd, B.L.
“Cancer in the workplace. In R. Gatchel & I. Schultz (Eds.)” The Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness, New York: Springer. (2012).
Moskowitz, M.C., Todd, B.L., & Feuerstein, M.
“Work in cancer survivors: a model for practice and research.” Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 4, 415-347. (2010).
Feuerstein, M., Todd, B.L., Moskowitz, M.C., Bruns, G.L., Stoler, M.R., Nassif, T., & Yu, X.
“It’s not over when it’s over: Long-term symptoms in cancer survivors — A systematic review.” International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 40(2), 163-181. (2010).
Harrington, C., Hansen, J., Moskowitz, M., Todd, B., & Feuerstein, M.
Outside of work, Dr. Moskowitz spends most of her time with her husband and three young children. She enjoys being outdoors as much as possible.
Dr. Michal Moskowitz is a clinical health psychologist. She grew up in Silver Spring, MD and received a BA in History of Science from Harvard University. After college, she returned to the DC area and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical and Medical Psychology at Uniformed Services University. Dr. Moskowitz’s graduate research focused on cancer survivorship, and she published six peer-reviewed journal articles in this area.
Before coming to RIMG, Dr. Moskowitz worked with veterans and the military. She completed her internship at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and then worked as a clinical psychologist for cancer patients and their caregivers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
As a clinical health psychologist, Dr. Moskowitz specializes in the connection between physical health, behavior, and emotional well-being. For example, she helps patients improve sleep; cope with serious or life-threatening illness; make changes in healthy habits such as diet and exercise; and overcome challenges in adhering to medical treatment. Dr. Moskowitz also sees patients with a wide variety of emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, and life transitions. She has a special interest in maternal mental health.
Dr. Moskowitz combines evidence-based treatments with a client-centered approach that meets each individual’s needs. She uses techniques including Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
I volunteered as a camp counselor for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT for several years (2003-2008), beginning in college. Children with serious or life-threatening conditions attend summer camp or fall/spring weekend programs free of charge. Volunteering at camp showed me how emotional and social support make a huge difference for anyone with a serious physical illness. These experiences led me to pursue a career in health psychology.
Currently, I serve as vice president of my synagogue in Aspen Hill, MD (July 2016-present) and I volunteer as a coach for Girls on the Run (started March 2017). GOTR is a seasonal program (fall and spring) for girls in 3rd-5th grade that trains girls to run a 5K and teaches them social and emotional life skills.
Very recently (April 2017) I joined the health professionals asylum network for Physicians for Human Rights. Through this network, health professionals provide pro-bono evaluations for immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.