Kyle Moored, PhD '20, studies how activity and the environment contribute to cognitive and mental health across the lifespan to inform targeted interventions.
aging; older adults; cognition; dementia; physical activity; life-space mobility; prevention; latent variable modeling; remote functional assessment; GPS
Experiences & Accomplishments
Dr. Moored is an epidemiologist with research experience in neurocognitive aging, prevention science, and lifespan activity engagement. His work examines lifespan physical, cognitive, and social activity as modifiable risk factors for disability and cognitive impairments in later life. He is also interested in the psychosocial contributors of activity that could inform targeted intervention design, including how one’s mental health (e.g., fatigability) and their broader living environment impacts their out-of-home mobility. His ongoing work also focuses on measurement of these factors and activity using wearable technology (e.g., GPS). His ultimate goal is to improve functioning, reduce disability, and enable older adults to live independently within their communities.
Honors & Awards
Austin Bloch Postdoctoral Fellow Award, Gerontological Society of America (2021)
Best Postdoctoral Poster Award, Dementia Care and Public Health, Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (2021)
Outstanding Poster Award at the Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Poster Session (2021)
Paul V. Lemkau Scholarship Fund Award (2019)
Selected recent publications:
Moored, K. D., Qiao, Y. S., Cawthon, P. M., Cauley, J. A., & Glynn, N. W. (2022). Prospective Associations between Physical Activity and Perceived Fatigability in Older Men: Differences by Activity Type and Baseline Marital Status. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glac030
Crane, B. M., Moored, K. D., Rosso, A. L., & Carlson, M. C. (2022). Using GPS Technologies to Examine Community Mobility in Older Adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glac185
Qiao, Y. S., Harezlak, J., Moored, K. D., Urbanek, J. K., Boudreau, R. M., Toto, P., ... & Glynn, N. W. (2022). Development of a Novel Accelerometry-based Performance Fatigability Measure for Older Adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002966
Moored, K. D., Bandeen-Roche, K., Snitz, B. E., Fitzpatrick, A. L., DeKosky, S. T., Williamson, J. D., & Carlson, M. C. (2021). Risk of Dementia differs across Lifestyle Complexity Subgroups: A Latent Class and Time to Event Analysis in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbab152
Moored, K. D., Rosso, A. L., Gmelin, T., Qiao, Y. S., Carlson, M. C., Cawthon, P. M., Cauley, J. A., & Glynn, N. W. (2021). Life Space Mobility in Older Men: The Role of Perceived Physical and Mental Fatigability. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Medical Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab286