Mary Beth Moran, PT MS M.Ed

Director- Community Health, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of San Diego

Mary Beth joined Rady Children's Hospital- San Diego in 2007 coming 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 served as the Manager of Injury Prevention programs, and the Program Coordinator for The Injury Free Coalition of San Diego for 10 years. In July, 2018, upon the retirement of Cheri Fidler, Mary Beth assumed the new role as Director of the Center for Healthier Communities at Rady Children's Hospital. In this new role she continues to provide oversight and guidance to injury prevention programs. In addition she directs new initiatives within the Center which include interventions for suicide prevention, positive youth development, obesity prevention among many other programs. In this new position Mary Beth is able to employ every facet of her education which include a Bachelor of Science in Biology, 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. Her subsequent Master of Science Degree from Dartmouth College in Evaluative Clinical Sciences led her to pursue a career in community and population health.

Mary Beth was raised in Denver Colorado, through her education and early employment she spent 21 years on the east coast living in New York City, Washington D.C. and Boston. She moved to San Diego in 2007 and enjoys taking full advantage of the perfect weather in southern California biking, hiking, and scuba diving alongside her husband John and their dog Patty.

Contact Information

Email Address:

Phone Number:
(858) 576-1700 ext 4389

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.