Kristin Anderson Moore

Kristin Anderson Moore

Senior Scholar and Past President, Bethesda, MD

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Education & Certification

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Michigan

Kristin Anderson Moore, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized social psychologist with more than 40 years of experience studying and improving child and family well-being. Dr. Moore has published several books, including, What Do Children Need to Flourish? Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development (2005) and Well-being: Positive Development across the Life Course (2003), and contributed prolifically to academic journals for decades. She has received awards from Healthy Teen Network (Researcher of the Year, 2010), the National Council on Family Relations (Fellow) and the American Sociological Association (William Foote Whyte Award, 2009), among other citations, and she has testified before multiple House Subcommittees on issues pertaining to youth and families.

Dr. Moore is trained as a survey researcher and has worked on numerous Federal surveys, as well as surveys designed for evaluation studies. Her current work includes a multi-year evaluation of KVC Behavior Health in Kansas, done in collaboration with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. She also leads Child Trends’ What Works database.

Dr. Moore combines her expertise in youth development, evaluation, and survey design to work with programs that seek to become evidence-based, and regularly presents workshops on the topic. She is passionate about developing useful logic models and conceptual frameworks for programs that are looking for ways to better serve their clients and communities. Child Trends’ annual Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture commemorates Dr. Moore’s years of service to the organization and the social sciences field.

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