Kelly Moore is a third year graduate student in clinical psychology. She graduated from Luther College in 2006, majoring in psychology and biology, and received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marquette in 2008. Kelly has always maintained an interest in culture, having lived in diverse areas and traveled extensively. Her research interests relate to the effects of perceived discrimination and racism on Latino mental health. She is also interested in studying how acculturation and immigration status relate to these mental health outcomes. Kelly’s master’s thesis examined how negative life events and other risk and protective factors are associated with major depression and alcohol use disorders among Latinos. She is currently working on her dissertation qualifying exam which will examine the mental health consequences of racial microaggressions among Latinos and how these may differ for those born in the U.S. and those who are immigrants.
Kelly enjoys her position as a research assistant in the Mental Health Disparities Lab and the collaborative work with Dr. Torres, the other graduate students, and the undergraduate students. She also enjoys her clinical training at Marquette and does evaluations and individual therapy with clients at the Center for Psychological Services. In those moments of free time Kelly enjoys reading, jogging, learning Spanish, afro-dance class, outdoor concerts, traveling and road trips, and snowboarding back in her home state of Colorado!
Moore, K.M., & Torres, L. (2009, August). Factors predicting alcohol use disorders among U.S.-born and foreign-born Latinos. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Moore, K.M., & Torres, L. (2009, January). Risk factors of Latino psychological disorders: The influence of negative life events. Poster session presented at the biannual meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, New Orleans, LA.
Torres, L., Moore, K.M., & Bach, M. (2007, December). Barriers to mental health and treatment utilization among Latinos: Assessing the Transtheoretical and Heath Belief Models. Poster session presented at the annual Marquette University Forward Thinking Poster Session, Milwaukee, WI.
Toussaint, L., & Moore, K.M. (2007, May). Mastery and self-reported and physiological indicators of stress relaxation. Presentation given at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Moore, K.M., & Toussaint, L. (2007, May). Efficacy of relaxation techniques: Progressive muscle relaxation, breathing, and imagery. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.