Kiara L. Moore
PhD, MSW, BA
Areas of Expertise: Mental health disparities and intervention research
Kiara Moore is an Assistant Professor at NYU Silver. Dr. Moore's areas of specialization are mental health services and marginalized youth during the transition to adulthood. Dr. Moore's work examines major barriers to treatment, such as access, stigma, and health decision-making among youth of color, youth from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, and LGBTQ youth. In 2018, Dr. Moore was awarded funding by the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a multi-site study of the role of ethnic identity in mental health service use among young people with serious mental illnesses in New York City. Her research aims to develop an in-depth understanding of the complicated processes by which young people's identities shape their participation in mental health care and to apply those insights to improving service use through a culturally-responsive intervention.
Prior to being appointed an Assistant Professor, Dr. Moore was a Faculty Fellow in the NYU Provost's Postdoctoral Program. Previously, she was a psychiatric social worker for Los Angeles County in community-based, crisis, and forensic settings and a private psychotherapist for youth and adults.
Dr. Moore earned her PhD from Columbia University, her MSW from the University of Southern California, and her BA from Pitzer College.
A qualitative investigation of engagement in mental health services among black and Hispanic LGB young adults
Moore, K. L., Lopez, L., Camacho, D. & Munson, M. R., Jun 2020, In : Psychiatric Services. 71, 6, p. 555-561 7 p.
Identity negotiation processes among Black and Latinx sexual minority young adult mental health service users
Moore, K. L., Camacho, D. & Munson, M. R., Jan 2 2020, In : Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 32, 1, p. 21-48 28 p.
Mental Health Service Engagement Among Underserved Minority Adolescents and Young Adults: a Systematic Review
Moore, K. L., Oct 1 2018, In : Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 5, 5, p. 1063-1076 14 p.
First-episode psychosis: Ongoing mental health service utilization during the stable period for adolescents
Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K. B., Mian, I., Moore, K., Fisher, P., Hamilton, J. & Mandiberg, J., Aug 2018, In : Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 12, 4, p. 677-685 9 p.
Living liminal: Reflexive epistemological positioning at the intersection of marginalized identities
Moore, K., Sep 1 2016, In : Qualitative Social Work. 15, 5-6, p. 715-726 12 p.
Tech Connect: An innovative pilot intervention to improve treatment adherence for adolescents with mood disorders
Gearing, R.E., Moore, K. L. & Guetta, R., 2016, In : European Psychiatry. 33, S349.
Integrated practice skills, tools, and approaches
Thorning, H. & Moore, K. L., 2015. Moving recovery to practice: Integrating primary care and behavioral health to promote wellness. Latta, R., Paquette, K., Davis, L. & Sember, R. (eds.).Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Moore, K.L. (2017, January). Intersecting minority identities in LGBT, Black and Hispanic young adult service users: Aspects of identity and accessing services. 21st Annual Society for Social Work and Research Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Moore, K.L. (2016, May). In search of epistemologies: Reflexive epistemological positioning at the intersection of marginalized identities. International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. Urbana, Il.
Kimberly, L., Zhao, R., & Moore, K. (2015, January). Socio-demographic factors and older adult health in China and India: What can we learn from self-reported measures? Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: The Social and Behavioral Importance of Increased Longevity. New Orleans, LA.
Gearing, R.E., Attia-Guetta, R., & Moore, K.L. (2014, September).Tech connect program: An innovative intervention to improve treatment adherence for adolescents with mood disorders. The 16th World Congress of Psychiatry. Madrid, Spain.