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Assistant Research Professor
Kyle Moored

Departmental Affiliations


Center & Institute Affiliations

Kyle Moored, PhD '20, studies how activity and the environment contribute to cognitive and mental health across the lifespan to inform targeted interventions.

Contact Info

624 N Broadway Rm. 392, Hampton House

Research Interests

aging; older adults; cognition; dementia; physical activity; life-space mobility; prevention; latent variable modeling; remote functional assessment; GPS

Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Michigan

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)

Select Publications

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.