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Kristin Anderson Moore, Ph.D.

Kristin Anderson Moore, Ph.D., is a Senior Scholar and Senior Program Area Director for Youth Development at Child Trends. She has been with Child Trends since 1982, studying trends in child and family well-being, the effects of family structure and social change on children, the determinants and consequences of adolescent parenthood, the effects of poverty and welfare on children, fatherhood, healthy marriage, positive development, and effective social programs and practices. Dr. Moore was the founding chair of the Effective Programs and Research Task Force for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. For 10 years she was a principal investigator on the Family and Child Well-Being Research Network established by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to examine factors that enhance the development and well-being of children. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Moore served as a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In 2010, she was chosen Researcher of the Year by Healthy Teen Network. She currently serves on advisory boards for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, First Place for Youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wings for Kids, the Family Impact Seminar, and the Carrera Children's Aid Society, and she is a member of the ACF Youth Development Demonstration Technical Working Group and the OPRE Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency Research Technical Working Group. Dr. Moore received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan.

Date Created: July 9, 2020