My research examines physical, cognitive, and social activity as modifiable risk factors for disability and cognitive impairments in later life. I am specifically interested in the psychosocial contributors of activity that could inform targeted intervention design, including how fatigability and the living environment impact out-of-home mobility. My ongoing work also focuses on measurement of these factors and activity using wearable technology (e.g., GPS).
2020 | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD | PhD, Mental Health
2014 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | BS, Psychology
- Moored KD, Bandeen-Roche K, Snitz BE, DeKosky ST, Williamson JD, Fitzpatrick AL, Carlson MC. Risk of Dementia Differs across Lifestyle Engagement Subgroups: A Latent Class and Time to Event Analysis in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 Aug 13;. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbab152. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34387336.
- Moored KD,Rosso AL, Gmelin T, Qiao YS, Carlson MC, Cawthon PM, Cauley JA, Glynn NW. Life-space Mobility in Older Men: The Role of Perceived Physical and Mental Fatigability. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021 Oct 4;. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glab286. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34718553.
- Moored KD, Chan T, Varma VR, Chuang YF, Parisi JM, Carlson MC. Engagement in Enriching Early-Life Activities Is Associated With Larger Hippocampal and Amygdala Volumes in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 Sep 14;75(8):1637-1647. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby150. PubMed PMID: 30561728; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7489091.
- Chan T, Parisi JM,Moored KD, Carlson MC. Variety of Enriching Early-Life Activities Linked to Late-Life Cognitive Functioning in Urban Community-Dwelling African Americans. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2019 Oct 4;74(8):1345-1356. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby056. PubMed PMID: 29741714; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6777772.