Dr. Karen Moss’ program of research focuses on the neuroscience of pain, advance care planning, healthcare decision-making, and quality-of-life outcomes for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and other serious chronic illness and their families. She examines factors that influence pain and end-of-life decision-making processes for African American older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers. Dr. Moss also seeks to better understand family caregiver stress. She is a member of the Monroe Lab.
- Moss, K. O. Advance Planning for the Inevitable. Episode 39. Shifting Perspectives with Yolande Robinson. E. Spotify. yolanderobinson.com/podcast
- Brewster, G., Bonds, K., McLennon, S., Moss, K. O., Epps, F., & Palan Lopez, R. (in press). Missing the Mark: The Complexity of African American Dementia Family Caregiving. Journal of Family Nursing
- Moss, K. O., Guerin, R., Dwyer, O., Wills, C., & Daly, B. (2020). On Best Interests: A Case for Clinical Ethics Consultation. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 22(1) e1-e2. DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000625. PubMed PMCID: PMID: 31804280
- Bose-Brill, S., Prater, L., Goldstein, E., Xu, W., Moss, K. O., Retchin, S. M., & White, S. (2020). Primary care physician and beneficiary characteristics associated with billing for advance care planning. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 00:1-2. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16389
- Brill, S., Moss, K. O., & Prater, L. Transformation of the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Big Data, Accountable Care, and Predictive Health Analytics. (2019). Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum. Doi: 10.1007/s10730-019-09377-5. Epub June 21, 2019. PubMed PMID: 31209679
- Moss, K. O., Douglas, S. L., Baum, E., & Daly, B. (2019). Family surrogate decision making in chronic critical illness: A qualitative analysis. Critical Care Nurse. 39(3) e18-e26. doi: 10.4037/ccn2019176. PubMed PMID:31154339
- Moss, K. O., Kurzawa, C., Daly, B., & Prince-Paul, M. (2019). Identifying and addressing family caregiver anxiety. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 21(1),14-20. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000489. PMID: 30608354
- Moss, K. O., Harmon Still, C., & Jones, L. M., Blackshire, G., & Wright, K. D. (2019). Hypertension self-management perspectives from African American older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 41(5), 667-684. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918780331. Epub June 28, 2018. PubMed PMID: 29954259
- Harmon Still, C., Jones, L., Moss, K. O., Variath, M., & Wright, K. (2018). African American older adults’ perceived use of technology for hypertension self-management. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 11(5), 249-256. doi:10.3928/19404921-20180809-02. PMID:30230518
- Moss, K. O., & Douglas, S. L. (2018). Family caregiver satisfaction with end-of-life care following advanced cancer. Oncology Nursing News. http://www.oncnursingnews.com/publications/oncology-nurse/2018/march-2018/family-caregiver-satisfaction-with-endoflife-care-following-advanced-cancer
Reprinted with permission by request from Buffalo Hospice in In Touch: Hospice and Palliative Care News Brief. Quarter 3, August 21-23, 2018. https://www.flipsnack.com/HBMarketing/quarter-3-2018_final.html
- Wright, K., Harmon Still, C., Jones, L. M., & Moss, K. O., (2018). Designing a co-created intervention with African American older adults for hypertension self-management. International Journal of Hypertension. Volume 2018, Article ID 7591289, 7 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7591289 - Epub June 3, 2018. PubMed PMID: 29971159.
- Moss, K. O., Deutsch, N., Hollen, P., Rovnyak, V., Williams, I., & Rose, K. (2018). End-of-life plans for African American older adults with dementia. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 35(10) 1314-1322. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118761094 - Epub March 14th 2018. PubMed PMID: 29540073.
- Jones, L. M., Moss, K. O., Wright, K. D., Rosemberg, M. S., & Killion, C. M. (2018). “Maybe this generation here could help the next generation:” Older African American women's perceptions on information sharing to improve health in younger generations. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 11(1) 39-47. https://doi.org/10.3928/19404921-20171129-01. PubMed PMID: 29370445.
- Moss, K. O., Deutsch, N., Hollen, P., Rovnyak, V., Williams, I., & Rose, K. (2018). Understanding end-of-life terminology among older African Americans. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 44(2) 33-40. doi:https:10.3928/00989134-20171002-02. - Epub ahead of print October 9th 2017. PubMed PMID: 5884144.
- Peterson, N., Moss, K., Milbrath, G., von Gaudecker, J., Park, E., & Chung, M. (2015). Qualitative analysis of student perceptions of bachelor of science-to-doctor of philosophy in nursing programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(10) 542-549. doi:10.3928/01484834-20150916-01. PubMed PMID: 26431513.
- Moss, K. O., & Williams, I. C. (2014). End-of-life preferences in Afro-Caribbean older adults: A systematic literature review. Omega: Journal of Death & Dying, 69(3), 271-282. doi:10.2190/OM.69.3. PubMed PMID: 25273681
- Funded Research Grants
- 2021-2023 Family Caregiver Advance Care Planning Support for Improving Pain Assessment and Management in Lower Socioeconomic African Americans with Dementia. MAYDAY Fund Scholar Award. $40,000. Role: PI
- 2019-2021 Differences in Pain Among Blacks and Whites Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Diversity Supplement Research and Training Program. Diversity Supplement to Sex Differences in Pain Reports and Brain Activation in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease. Diversity Supplement, National Institute on Aging (R01AG059861; Monroe, T). $73,694. Role: Applicant
- 2019-2021 Pain in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers. College of Nursing Seed Grant. The Ohio State University. $9844. Role: PI
- 2020-2021 Family Caregiver Community Research Study. College of Nursing Seed Award. Co-I: Dr. Celia Wills. Role: PI
- 2016-2018 National Institutes of Nursing Research T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Symptom Management and Palliative Care Research in Adults with Advanced Disease (T32 NR014213). Role: Awardee
- 2015-2016 Skinner Scholarship Foundation Award, St. Paul’s Memorial Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, VA. Role: Awardee
- 2015 School of Nursing Alumni Association Award, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Role: Awardee
- 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Leader Scholarship Fellowship Program, Jonas Philanthropies, New York, NY. Role: Awardee
- 2011-2014 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Role: Awardee
- 2021 - New Investigator Award, Gerontological Nursing Science RIG Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society (Selected)
- 2020-2022 - Member, Jonas Scholar Alumni Council, Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Selected)
- 2020 - National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging Butler-Williams Scholars Program (Selected)
- 2019 - Invited Affiliate, BRAINS (Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience). NIH R25-funded National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). University of Washington
- 2018 - Invited Participant, Huffman Splane Emerging Nurse Scholarship Forum, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (selected via application process)
- 2018 - Emerging Scholar Award, Decision-Making Research Interest Group, Midwest Nursing Research Society
- 2017 - PhD Dissertation Award, Gerontological Nursing Science Research Interest Group, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Minneapolis, MN
- 2015 - The Raven Society, Honor Society of University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- 2014 - Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, School of Nursing, University of Virginia
- 2013-2015 - Scholars to Advance Research Seminar Series: Doctoral Student Mentor – BSN Group Mentee Program, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- 2013 - Winner, Student Paper Award, Southern Gerontological Society, Charlotte, NC
- Professional Activities
- 2020-present - Invited Member, Editorial Board for Journal of Gerontological Nursing
- Professional Society Memberships
- 2020-present - The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
- 2020-present - United States Association for the Study of Pain (USASP)
- 2020-present - American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)
- 2019-present - Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
- International Association for the Study of Pain
- National Black Nurses Association
- Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
- Midwest Nursing Research Society
- International Dementia Scholars Collaborative
- Gerontological Society of America
- Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing, member since 2012
OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.
HOBOKEN, N.J.—April 22, 2021—John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Cochrane today announced a pilot access agreement with OhioLINK, a state-wide academic library consortium. Under this agreement people living in the U.S. state of Ohio will have free access to the Cochrane Library for one year. Published by Wiley, the Cochrane Library is a collection of health evidence used to make informed decisions about health care and policy.