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Jennifer A. Moye, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School
Phone: (857) 364-5849

Jennifer A. Moye, PhD

Harvard Medical School


  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Research Abstract

My research to date has focused on psychological adaptation to medical illness by older patients with a specific focus on the medical decision making process in patients with neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric illnesses. As a VA researcher, I have also been particularly interested in the role of trauma (i.e., combat trauma in military veterans) in psychological adaptation.

I am now extending this research to focus on cancer survivors in several areas:

1) To what extent to cancer patients report post traumatic stress symptomatology, and/or stress-related growth in response to cancer diagnosis and treatment;

2) How does earlier trauma experience relate to the onset and development of stress symptoms or stress related growth/ meaning making in cancer survivors (e.g., is earlier combat experience a protective or vulnerability factor);

3) How does cancer impact access and use of the healthcare system;

4) How do stress symptoms impact approach/avoidance to advance care planning.


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  • Carpenter BD, Sakai E, Karel MJ, Molinari V, Moye J. Training for Research and Teaching in Geropsychology: Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars and Educators. Gerontol Geriatr Educ 2015. PubMed
  • Davison EH, Kaiser AP, Spiro A, Moye J, King LA, King DW. From Late-Onset Stress Symptomatology to Later-Adulthood Trauma Reengagement in Aging Combat Veterans: Taking a Broader View. Gerontologist 2015. PubMed
  • Naik AD, Uy N, Anaya DA, Moye J. The effects of age, education, and treatment on physical, sexual and body concern symptoms among multimorbid, colorectal cancer survivors. 2015. PubMed
  • Hoge MA, Karel MJ, Zeiss AM, Alegria M, Moye J. Strengthening psychology's workforce for older adults: Implications of the Institute of Medicine's report to Congress. Am Psychol 2015; 70:265-78. PubMed
  • Moye J, Rouse SJ. Posttraumatic Stress in Older Adults: When Medical Diagnoses or Treatments Cause Traumatic Stress. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2015; 38:45-57. PubMed
  • Karel MJ, Mulligan EA, Walder A, Martin LA, Moye J, Naik AD. Valued life abilities among veteran cancer survivors. Health Expect 2015. PubMed
  • Wachen JS, Patidar SM, Mulligan EA, Naik AD, Moye J. Cancer-related PTSD symptoms in a veteran sample: association with age, combat PTSD, and quality of life. 2014; 23:921-7. PubMed
  • Moye J, Langdon M, Jones JM, Haggstrom D, Naik AD. Managing Health Care After Cancer Treatment: A Wellness Plan. Fed Pract 2015; 31:27S-32S. PubMed
  • Moye J, June A, Martin LA, Gosian J, Herman LI, Naik AD. Pain is prevalent and persisting in cancer survivors: differential factors across age groups. 2014; 5:190-6. PubMed
  • Moye J, Wachen JS, Mulligan EA, Doherty K, Naik AD. Assessing multidimensional worry in cancer survivors. 2014; 23:237-40. PubMed
  • King K, Gosian J, Doherty K, Chapman J, Chapman J, Walsh C, Pokaski Azar J, Pokaski Azar J, Danhauer SC, Moye J. Implementing yoga therapy adapted for older veterans who are cancer survivors. Int J Yoga Therap 2015; 24:87-96. PubMed
  • Martin LA, Moye J, Street RL, Naik AD. Reconceptualizing cancer survivorship through veterans' lived experiences. J Psychosoc Oncol 2014; 32:289-309. PubMed
  • Moye J, Sabatino CP, Weintraub Brendel R. Evaluation of the capacity to appoint a healthcare proxy. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013; 21:326-36. PubMed
  • Syme ML, Delaney E, Wachen JS, Gosian J, Moye J. Sexual self-esteem and psychosocial functioning in military veterans after cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol 2013; 31:1-12. PubMed
  • Hilgeman MM, Moye J, Archambault E, Billings RL, Karel MJ, Gosian J, Naik AD. In the Veteran's Voice: Psychosocial Needs After Cancer Treatment. Fed Pract 2015; 29:51S-59S. PubMed
  • Trevino KM, Archambault E, Schuster J, Richardson P, Moye J. Religious coping and psychological distress in military veteran cancer survivors. 2012. PubMed
  • Mehta P, Haggstrom DA, Latini DM, Ballard EA, Moye J. Cancer Survivorship Care: Summarizing the 6 Tools for Success. Fed Pract 2015; 28:43S-49S. PubMed
  • French-Rosas LN, Moye J, Naik AD. Improving the recognition and treatment of cancer-related posttraumatic stress disorder. J Psychiatr Pract 2011; 17:270-6. PubMed
  • Moye J, Naik AD. Preserving rights for individuals facing guardianship. JAMA 2011; 305:936-7. PubMed
  • Trevino KM, Archambault E, Schuster JL, Hilgeman MM, Moye J. Religiosity and spirituality in military veteran cancer survivors: a qualitative perspective. J Psychosoc Oncol 2011; 29:619-35. PubMed
  • Moye J, Schuster JL, Latini DM, Naik AD. The Future of Cancer Survivorship Care for Veterans. Fed Pract 2011; 27:36-43. PubMed
  • Moye J, Wood S, Edelstein B, Armesto JC, Bower EH, Harrison JA, Wood E. Clinical evidence in guardianship of older adults is inadequate: findings from a tri-state study. Gerontologist 2007; 47:604-12. PubMed
  • Moye J, Butz SW, Marson DC, Wood E. A conceptual model and assessment template for capacity evaluation in adult guardianship. Gerontologist 2007; 47:591-603. PubMed
  • Karel MJ, Moye J, Bank A, Azar AR. Three methods of assessing values for advance care planning: comparing persons with and without dementia. J Aging Health 2007; 19:123-51. PubMed
  • Moye J, Marson DC. Assessment of decision-making capacity in older adults: an emerging area of practice and research. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2007; 62:P3-P11. PubMed
  • Moye J, Karel MJ, Gurrera RJ, Azar AR. Neuropsychological predictors of decision-making capacity over 9 months in mild-to-moderate dementia. J Gen Intern Med 2006; 21:78-83. PubMed
  • King K, Gosian J, Doherty K, Chapman J, Walsh C, Azar JP, Danhauer SC, Moye J. Implementing Yoga Therapy Adapted for Older Veterans Who Are Cancer Survivors. Int J Yoga Therap 2015; 24:87-96. PubMed
  • Jahn AL, Herman L, Schuster J, Naik A, Moye J. Distress and Resilience After Cancer in Veterans. Res Hum Dev 2015; 9:229-247. PubMed
  • Mulligan EA, Wachen JS, Naik AD, Gosian J, Moye J. Cancer as a Criterion A Traumatic Stressor for Veterans: Prevalence and Correlates. Psychol Trauma 2015; 6:S73-S81. PubMed