Dr. Jean (John) Moraros

Dean & Professor of Health Studies
Phone: (204) 727-7459
Fax:  (204) 571-7878
Office:  HSB 147



John Moraros is an internationally recognized leader, scholar and senior administrator in the fields of public health, epidemiology/health disparities and higher education. Dr. Moraros is the Dean and Professor, Faculty of Health Studies, Brandon University. Dr. Moraros maintains an active interdisciplinary teaching and research agenda.


Ph.D. (Molecular Biology), New Mexico State University
M.P.H.(Community Health and Preventive Medicine), New Mexico State University
Medical Diploma (M.D.)Internal Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez

Research Interests

Dr. Moraros research is predicated on evidence-based, community participatory approach, which leads to practical and effective public health interventions and utilizes culturally appropriate strategies to help empower minority, marginalized and vulnerable populations to take ownership of their own healthcare needs, services, and status.

Selected Publications

Regassa N, Bird Y, Moraros J. Preference in the use of full childhood immunizations in Ethiopia: the role of maternal health services. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2019 Jan 8;13:91-99. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S189844. eCollection 2019. PMID: 30662259 Free PMC Article

Soe NMK, Bird Y, Schwandt M, Moraros J. Substance use preferences and sexually transmitted infections among Canadian post-secondary students. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018 Dec 3;12:2575-2582. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S188078. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30573953

Esmaeelzadeh S, Moraros J, Thorpe L, Bird Y.Examining the Association and Directionality between Mental Health Disorders and Substance Use among adolescents and Young Adults in the U.S. and Canada-A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 2018 Dec 13;7(12). pii: E543. doi: 10.3390/jcm7120543. Review.

Mon Kyaw Soe N, Bird Y, Schwandt M, Moraros J. STI Health Disparities: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effectiveness of Preventive Interventions in Educational Settings. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Dec 11;15(12). pii: E2819. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122819.

Elamoshy R, Bird Y, Thorpe LU, Moraros J. Examining the association between diabetes, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation among Aboriginal Canadian peoples living off-reserve: a cross-sectional, population-based study. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2018 Nov 22;11:767-780. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S184058. eCollection 2018.