Maureen Moriarty

Maureen Moriarty (no photo)

Associate Professor

Academic Credentials

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Johns Hopkins University 2010

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Maryland, 1986

Bachelors of Science in Nursing University of Maryland, 1979


Dr. Moriarty is the Graduate Chair for Nursing at the Malek School for Health Professions.  She directs the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and RN-BSN programs.  As an adult nurse practitioner, she maintains a practice caring for headache patients.  

Other Information

Director of The Bridge Program-national educational initiative directed towards nurse practitioners/physician assistants in primary care sponsored by the American Headache Society

Chair of Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Special Interest Group 2012-2016.

AANP Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award (2015) for District of Columbia

Faculty of the Year Award from Marymount University (2015)

Sigma Theta Tau-1978-present

Teaching Area

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Pathophysiology, Health Assessment, Nursing Role Development

Research Interests

Patients with post-traumatic headache, post-traumatic syndrome and other headache disorders


The Bridge:  A comprehensive headache education program for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in primary care:  One day symposium designed, coordinated and presented on an on-going national basis.

Moriarty, M. & Mallick-Searle, Theresa. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraine.  Nurse Practitioner. 2016: 41(6): 18-32.

Moriarty, M.  Efficacy of an evidenced-based telephone triage protocol in an ambulatory headache practice.  Poster presentation AHS scientific meeting, Washington, DC, 2011.

Saper, J., Lake, A., Bain, P., Stillman, M., Rothrock, J., Mathew, N., Hamel, R., Moriarty, M., Tietjen, G., A practice guide for continuous opioid therapy for refractory daily headache:  patient selection, physician requirements, and treatment monitoring.Headache. 2010;50(7):1175-1193.

Moriarty, M.  Developing telephone triage protocols in an ambulatory headache practice.  Poster presentation AHS scientific meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009.

Ducic, I., Moriarty, M., Al-Attar, A. Anatomical variations of the occipital nerves: implications for the treatment of chronic headaches. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 123 (3): 859-63; discussion 864, Mar 2009.


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