Derek Moore is a PhD student at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary. Following that, he completed a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Mr. Moore worked as an epidemiologist and faculty member in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He worked extensively with Native American and Hmong populations during this time. Mr. Moore returned to the University of Minnesota to complete a Master of Nursing degree before entering the PhD program. He is a previous Minnesota Hartford Geriatric Nursing Education Scholar and has participated in the Facilitated Learning to Advanced Geriatrics (FLAG) program. He has worked on studies on how to measure and improve incontinence episodes in older women. Currently, he is working as an intern in the University of Minnesota’s Community Health Initiative focusing on health education and promotion in north Minneapolis. For his dissertation, Mr. Moore will analyze the effect of sleep on functional ability in older women. Following graduation, Mr. Moore would like to continue researching functional ability in older adults as a post-doctoral fellow and teach gerontology and public health nursing.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Gerontology
Dissertation: Sleep and functional ability in older women