Benita Jeanne Walton-Moss, PhD, MA, MS, BS

Associate Clinical Professor

Why Nursing@USC?

I'm so excited to be part of a program that will model and teach the next generation of family nurse practitioners!

Benita Walton-Moss is an Associate Clinical Professor at USC Suzanne Dowark-Peck School of Social Work, Department of Nursing. She has been a registered nurse for over 35 years and a family nurse practitioner for more than 30 years. Her clinical and research interests focus on health care of vulnerable populations including women's health and substance abuse. She is enthusiastic about community-based research.


  • BSN: Johns Hopkins University
  • MS: University of Rochester (Family Health Nurse Clinician)
  • MA: Central Michigan University (Health Care Administration)
  • PhD: UC San Francisco

Currently Teaching:

NURS 502: Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span


  • Interdisciplinary Shared Clinical Experiences with Complex Community Dwelling Patients and Families
  • Promoting Health Literacy among African Americans with High Blood Pressure
  • Peer Helper Intervention to Address Domestic Violence for Women in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Relationship among Individual Characteristics, Level of Adherence to Treatment Program and Birth Outcomes among Low-income Pregnant Women in Substance Abuse Treatment

Community Service:

Previously Nurse Practitioner at the East Baltimore Nursing Community Centers in Baltimore, MD


Women's Health


Goldstein NS, Hodgson N, Savage , Walton-Moss B. (2015). Alcohol use and the older adult woman. Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 11(4), 436-442.

Wu L, Chen R, Ma D, Zhang S, Walton-Moss B, He Z. (2014). Effects of lifestyle intervention improve cardiovascular disease risk factor in community-based menopausal transition and early postmenopausal women in China. Menopause, 21(12), 1263-8.

Walton-Moss, B., Samuel, L., Nguyen, T. H., Commodore-Mensah, Y., Hayat, M.., & Szanton, S. L. (2014).Community-based cardiovascular health interventions in vulnerable populations. A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(4), 293-307.

Becker, K. L., Hanyok, L. A., & Walton-Moss, B. (2014). The turf and baggage of nursing and medicine: Moving forward to achieve success in interprofessional education. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10, 240-244.