College of Nursing
The Ohio State University
368 Newton Hall
1585 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Dr. Karen Moss’ program of research focuses on the neuroscience of pain, advance care planning, healthcare decision-making, and quality-of-life outcomes for patients with serious chronic illness and their families. She examines factors that influence end-of-life decision-making processes for African American older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers. She uses psychophysics and neuroimaging (fMRI) to study pain in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dr. Moss also seeks to better understand family caregiver stress and uses multimethod research approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods.
Dr. Moss is a member of the Mixed Methods Faculty Core for The Center for Health Outcomes in Medicine Scholarship and Service (HOMES) in the College of Medicine.
A Community-Based Approach to Advance Care Planning for Lower Socioeconomic Status African Americans Living with Dementia and Evaluation of Recruitment (Phase 1) and Retention Strategies to Improve Inclusion of Family Caregivers of Lower Socioeconomic Status African American Older Adults Living with Dementia in Advance Care Planning Research (Phase 2)
Differences in Pain Among Blacks and Whites Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Diversity Supplement Research and Training Program. Diversity Supplement to Sex Differences in Pain Reports and Brain Activation in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease
Pain in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Caregivers
Education and Training:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (T32 NR014213), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA, 2016
Master’s Degree in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA,
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Adventist University, Orlando, FL, 2008
Associates Degree in Nursing, University of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas, 1999
Brewster, G., Bonds, K., McLennon, S., Moss, K. O., Epps, F., & Palan Lopez, R. (in press). Missing the Mark: The Complexity of African American Dementia Family Caregiving. Journal of Family Nursing
Moss, K. O., Guerin, R., Dwyer, O., Wills, C., & Daly, B. (2020). On Best Interests: A Case for Clinical Ethics Consultation. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 22(1) e1-e2. DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000625. PubMed PMCID: PMID: 31804280
Bose-Brill, S., Prater, L., Goldstein, E., Xu, W., Moss, K. O., Retchin, S. M., & White, S. (2020). Primary care physician and beneficiary characteristics associated with billing for advance care planning. The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 00:1-2. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16389
Brill, S., Moss, K. O., Prater, L. Transformation of the Doctor-Patient Relationship: Big Data, Accountable Care, and Predictive Health Analytics. (2019). Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum. DOI: 10.1007/s10730-019-09377-5. Epub June 21, 2019. PubMed PMID: 31209679
Atalla, S., Wright, K., Anderson, A., Moss, K. O., Cowan, R., McDaniel, A. & Monroe, T. Recruiting Older Adults with Dementia for Neuroimaging Research: Barriers and Solutions. Innovation in Aging, 3(suppl_1). Pg. S593. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.2201
Moss, K. O., Wright, K., Brewster, G. Rose, K., Wills, C. E., & Monroe, T. Recruitment of Family Caregivers of African American Older Adults with Dementia. Innovation in Aging, 3(suppl_1). Pg. S592. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.2197
Moss, K. O., Douglas, S. L., Baum, E., & Daly, B. (2019). Family surrogate decision making in chronic critical illness: A qualitative analysis. Critical Care Nurse. 39(3) e18-e26. DOI: 10.4037/ccn2019176. PubMed PMID:31154339
Moss, K. O., Harmon Still, C., Jones, L. M., Blackshire, G., & Wright, K. D. (2019). Hypertension self-management perspectives from African American older adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 41(5), 667-684. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918780331. Epub June 28, 2018. PubMed PMID: 29954259
Moss, K. O., Kurzawa, C., Daly, B., & Prince-Paul, M. (2019). Identifying and addressing family caregiver anxiety. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 21(1),14-20. DOI: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000489. PubMed PMID: 30608354
Moss, K. O., Douglas, S. L., Daly, B. J., Lipson, A. R., & Blackstone, E. (2018). End of life and quality of life in older adults with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Innovation in Aging. Innovation in Aging, 2(suppl_1). Pg. 700. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igy023.2601
Harmon Still, C., Jones, L., Moss, K. O., Variath, M., & Wright, K. (2018). African American older adults’ perceived use of technology for hypertension self-management. Research in Gerontological Nursing. 11(5), 249-256. DOI:10.3928/19404921-20180809-02. PMID:30230518
Moss, K. O., & Douglas, S. L. (2018). Family caregiver satisfaction with end-of-life care following advanced cancer. Oncology Nursing News. http://www.oncnursingnews.com/publications/oncology-nurse/2018/march-2018/family-caregiver-satisfaction-with-endoflife-care-following-advanced-cancer
Wright, K., Harmon Still, C., Jones, L. M., Moss, K. O., (2018). Designing a cocreated intervention with African American older adults for hypertension self-management. International Journal of Hypertension. Volume 2018, Article ID 7591289, 7 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7591289 - Epub June 3, 2018. PubMed PMID: 29971159.
Moss, K. O., Deutsch, N., Hollen, P., Rovnyak, V., Williams, I., Rose, K. (2018). End-of-life plans for African American older adults with dementia. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 35(10) 1314-1322. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118761094 - Epub March 14th 2018. PubMed PMID: 29540073.