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Alison Moore

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-246-2449
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    Alison A. Moore is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine. She holds the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine and she has an adjunct appointment in Psychiatry. She is a geriatrician who provides primary and consultative care to older adults and a public health researcher whose work focuses principally on older adults with unhealthy substance use. Dr. Moore also has a passion for mentorship. Among other awards, she is MPI of the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (P30AG059299) and has been the recipient of a K24 Midcareer Award in Patient-Oriented Research from NIAAA (K24AA15957). She was an expert reviewer for the 2017 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use.

    Dr. Moore graduated from Tulane University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a combined MD/MPH, completed her residency in general internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, a geriatric medicine fellowship at the VA-UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and a health services research fellowship at the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She then joined the faculty at UCLA until being recruited to UC San Diego in 2016.

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    San Diego Resource Center for advancing Alzheimer's Research in Minority Seniors (ARMS)
    NIH/NIA P30AG059299Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Brief Intervention by Community Health Workers for Unhealthy Drinking in Latinos.
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA025564May 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    CBT and Exercise to Reduce Pain and Substance Use in Older Adults with HIV
    NIH/NIDA R21DA038163Sep 15, 2014 - Jul 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Reducing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Older Hispanic Day Laborers
    NIH/NIAAA R21AA019738May 1, 2011 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCLA Older Americans Independence Center
    NIH/NIA P30AG028748Jul 1, 2006 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Health Effects of Alcohol and Comorbidity in Older Adults
    NIH/NIAAA K24AA015957Dec 1, 2005 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCLA Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
    NIH/NIA T35AG026736Jun 1, 2005 - May 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Preventing Harm from Alcohol Use in Older Adults
    NIH/NIAAA R01AA013937Aug 15, 2003 - Jul 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly
    NIH/NIA P30AG021684Sep 30, 2002 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    PREVENTING HARMFUL AND HAZARDOUS DRINKING IN THE ELDERLY
    NIH/NIAAA K23AA000270Jul 1, 1999 - Jun 30, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Han BH, Moore AA, Ferris R, Palamar JJ. Binge Drinking Among Older Adults in the United States, 2015 to 2017. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jul 31. PMID: 31364159.
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    2. Moore AA, Lake JE, Glasner S, Karlamangla A, Kuerbis A, Preciado D, Jenkins J, Dominguez BX, Candelario J, Liao DH, Tang L, Reid MC. Establishing the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a multi-component behavioral intervention to reduce pain and substance use and improve physical performance in older persons living with HIV. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 May; 100:29-38. PMID: 30898325.
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    3. Han BH, Termine DJ, Moore AA, Sherman SE, Palamar JJ. Medical multimorbidity and drug use among adults in the United States. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Dec; 12:214-219. PMID: 30370208.
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    4. Kuerbis A, Reid MC, Lake JE, Glasner-Edwards S, Jenkins J, Liao D, Candelario J, Moore AA. Daily factors driving daily substance use and chronic pain among older adults with HIV: An exploratory study using ecological momentary assessment. Alcohol. 2019 Jun; 77:31-39. PMID: 30308287.
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    5. Han BH, Moore AA, Sherman SE, Palamar JJ. Prevalence and correlates of binge drinking among older adults with multimorbidity. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 06 01; 187:48-54. PMID: 29627405.
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    6. Del Pino HE, Harawa NT, Liao D, Moore AA, Karlamangla AS. Age and Age Discordance Associations with Condomless Sex Among Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2018 02; 22(2):649-657. PMID: 28144790.
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    7. Han BH, Masukawa K, Rosenbloom D, Kuerbis A, Helmuth E, Liao DH, Moore AA. Use of web-based screening and brief intervention for unhealthy alcohol use by older adults. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Mar; 86:70-77. PMID: 29415854.
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    8. Han BH, Moore AA. Prevention and Screening of Unhealthy Substance Use by Older Adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2018 02; 34(1):117-129. PMID: 29129212.
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    9. Nguyen AL, Lake JE, Reid MC, Glasner S, Jenkins J, Candelario J, Soliman S, Del Pino HE, Moore AA. Attitudes towards exercise among substance using older adults living with HIV and chronic pain. AIDS Care. 2017 09; 29(9):1149-1152. PMID: 28486816.
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    10. Kuerbis AN, Hail L, Moore AA, Muench FJ. A pilot study of online feedback for adult drinkers 50 and older: Feasibility, efficacy, and preferences for intervention. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 06; 77:126-132. PMID: 28476264.
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    11. Kim S, Spilman SL, Liao DH, Sacco P, Moore AA. Social networks and alcohol use among older adults: a comparison with middle-aged adults. Aging Ment Health. 2018 04; 22(4):550-557. PMID: 28006983.
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    12. Han BH, Moore AA, Sherman S, Keyes KM, Palamar JJ. Demographic trends of binge alcohol use and alcohol use disorders among older adults in the United States, 2005-2014. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jan 01; 170:198-207. PMID: 27979428.
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    13. Lee JA, Evangelista LS, Moore AA, Juth V, Guo Y, Gago-Masague S, Lem CG, Nguyen M, Khatibi P, Baje M, Amin AN. Feasibility Study of a Mobile Health Intervention for Older Adults on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2016 Jan-Dec; 2:2333721416672970. PMID: 28680940.
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    14. Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Gironda MW, Moore AA, Robinson J, Olsen B. The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1879-83. PMID: 27550723.
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    15. Tan HJ, Saliba D, Kwan L, Moore AA, Litwin MS. Burden of Geriatric Events Among Older Adults Undergoing Major Cancer Surgery. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 10; 34(11):1231-8. PMID: 26884578.
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    16. Del Pino HE, Moore MR, Dacus JD, McCuller WJ, Fernandez L, Moore AA. Stigma and Family Relationships of Middle-Aged Gay Men in Recovery. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2016; 28(1):1-19. PMID: 27092028.
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    17. Nguyen AL, Angulo M, Haghi LL, Cruz M, Nikroo N, Peraza S, Bennink J, Duru OK, Moore AA, Mosqueda LA. A clinic-based pilot intervention to enhance diabetes management for elderly Hispanic patients. J Health Environ Educ. 2016; 8:1-6. PMID: 27110482.
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    18. Moore AA, Karno MP, Ray L, Ramirez K, Barenstein V, Portillo MJ, Rizo P, Borok J, Liao DH, Barron J, del Pino HE, Valenzuela A, Barry KL. Development and Preliminary Testing of a Promotora-Delivered, Spanish Language, Counseling Intervention for Heavy Drinking among Male, Latino Day Laborers. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Mar; 62:96-101. PMID: 26738641.
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    19. Evangelista LS, Moser DK, Lee JA, Moore AA, Ghasemzadeh H, Sarrafzadeh M, Mangione CM. Examining Older Adults' Perceptions of Usability and Acceptability of Remote Monitoring Systems to Manage Chronic Heart Failure. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2015 Jan-Dec; 1:2333721415618050. PMID: 28138479.
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    20. Barnes AJ, Xu H, Tseng CH, Ang A, Tallen L, Moore AA, Marshall DC, Mirkin M, Ransohoff K, Duru OK, Ettner SL. The Effect of a Patient-Provider Educational Intervention to Reduce At-Risk Drinking on Changes in Health and Health-Related Quality of Life Among Older Adults: The Project SHARE Study. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Jan; 60:14-20. PMID: 26254687.
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    21. Mosqueda L, Wiglesworth A, Moore AA, Nguyen A, Gironda M, Gibbs L. Variability in Findings From Adult Protective Services Investigations of Elder Abuse in California. J Evid Inf Soc Work. 2016; 13(1):34-44. PMID: 26061345.
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    22. Duru OK, Xu H, Moore AA, Mirkin M, Ang A, Tallen L, Tseng CH, Ettner SL. Examining the Impact of Separate Components of a Multicomponent Intervention Designed to Reduce At-Risk Drinking Among Older Adults: The Project SHARE Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1227-35. PMID: 26033430.
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    23. Sacco P, Unick GJ, Kuerbis A, Koru AG, Moore AA. Alcohol-Related Diagnoses in Hospital Admissions for All Causes Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Trends and Cohort Differences From 1993 to 2010. J Aging Health. 2015 Dec; 27(8):1358-74. PMID: 25903980.
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    24. Kuerbis AN, Yuan SE, Borok J, LeFevre PM, Kim GS, Lum D, Ramirez KD, Liao DH, Moore AA. Testing the initial efficacy of a mailed screening and brief feedback intervention to reduce at-risk drinking in middle-aged and older adults: the comorbidity alcohol risk evaluation study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb; 63(2):321-6. PMID: 25643851.
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    25. Sanna MB, Tuqan AT, Goldsmith JS, Law MS, Ramirez KD, Liao DH, Moore AA. Characteristics of older at-risk drinkers who drive after drinking and those who do not drive after drinking. Traffic Inj Prev. 2015; 16(2):104-8. PMID: 24874549.
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    26. Evangelista LS, Lee JA, Moore AA, Motie M, Ghasemzadeh H, Sarrafzadeh M, Mangione CM. Examining the effects of remote monitoring systems on activation, self-care, and quality of life in older patients with chronic heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Jan-Feb; 30(1):51-7. PMID: 24365871.
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    27. Sacco P, Burruss K, Smith CA, Kuerbis A, Harrington D, Moore AA, Resnick B. Drinking behavior among older adults at a continuing care retirement community: affective and motivational influences. Aging Ment Health. 2015; 19(3):279-89. PMID: 25010351.
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    28. Kuerbis A, Sacco P, Blazer DG, Moore AA. Substance abuse among older adults. Clin Geriatr Med. 2014 Aug; 30(3):629-54. PMID: 25037298.
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    29. Ettner SL, Xu H, Duru OK, Ang A, Tseng CH, Tallen L, Barnes A, Mirkin M, Ransohoff K, Moore AA. The effect of an educational intervention on alcohol consumption, at-risk drinking, and health care utilization in older adults: the Project SHARE study. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 May; 75(3):447-57. PMID: 24766757.
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    30. Del Pino HE, Moore MR, McCuller WJ, Zaldívar R, Moore AA. Negotiating Emotional Support: Sober Gay Latinos and their Families. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2014 Apr 01; 26(2):222-243. PMID: 25057235.
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    31. Yan T, Xu H, Ettner SL, Barnes AJ, Moore AA. At-risk drinking and outpatient healthcare expenditures in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Feb; 62(2):325-8. PMID: 24417471.
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    32. Lam R, Lin VS, Senelick WS, Tran HP, Moore AA, Koretz B. Older adult consumers' attitudes and preferences on electronic patient-physician messaging. Am J Manag Care. 2013 Nov; 19(10 Spec No):eSP7-11. PMID: 24511886.
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    33. del Pino HE, Méndez-Luck C, Bostean G, Ramírez K, Portillo M, Moore AA. Leveraging family values to decrease unhealthy alcohol use in aging Latino day laborers. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Oct; 15(5):1001-7. PMID: 22875280.
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    34. Lin JC, Karno MP, Grella CE, Ray LA, Liao DH, Moore AA. Psychiatric correlates of alcohol and tobacco use disorders in U.S. adults aged 65 years and older: results from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Nov; 22(11):1356-63. PMID: 24021218.
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    35. Borok J, Galier P, Dinolfo M, Welgreen S, Hoffing M, Davis JW, Ramirez KD, Liao DH, Tang L, Karno M, Sacco P, Lin JC, Moore AA. Why do older unhealthy drinkers decide to make changes or not in their alcohol consumption? Data from the Healthy Living as You Age study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Aug; 61(8):1296-302. PMID: 23889690.
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    36. AlGhatrif M, Markides KS, Kuo YF, Ray LA, Moore AA. The effect of prevalent cardiovascular conditions on the association between alcohol consumption and mortality among older Mexican American men. Ethn Dis. 2013; 23(2):168-74. PMID: 23530297.
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    37. Tisnado DM, Moore AA, Levin JR, Rosen S. Developing and testing a decision aid for use by providers in making recommendations: about mammography screening in older women. J Appl Gerontol. 2015 Apr; 34(3):343-58. PMID: 25765821.
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    38. Spitz A, Moore AA, Papaleontiou M, Granieri E, Turner BJ, Reid MC. Primary care providers' perspective on prescribing opioids to older adults with chronic non-cancer pain: a qualitative study. BMC Geriatr. 2011 Jul 14; 11:35. PMID: 21752299.
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    39. Payne M, Gething M, Moore AA, Reid MC. Primary care providers' perspectives on psychoactive medication disorders in older adults. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2011 Jun; 9(3):164-72. PMID: 21550858.
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    40. Lin JC, Karno MP, Grella CE, Warda U, Liao DH, Hu P, Moore AA. Alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical drug use disorders in U.S. Adults aged 65 years and older: data from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Mar; 19(3):292-9. PMID: 20808122.
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    41. Lin JC, Guerrieri JG, Moore AA. Drinking patterns and the development of functional limitations in older adults: longitudinal analyses of the health and retirement survey. J Aging Health. 2011 Aug; 23(5):806-21. PMID: 21311049.
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    42. Moore AA, Blow FC, Hoffing M, Welgreen S, Davis JW, Lin JC, Ramirez KD, Liao DH, Tang L, Gould R, Gill M, Chen O, Barry KL. Primary care-based intervention to reduce at-risk drinking in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction. 2011 Jan; 106(1):111-20. PMID: 21143686.
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    43. Duru OK, Xu H, Tseng CH, Mirkin M, Ang A, Tallen L, Moore AA, Ettner SL. Correlates of alcohol-related discussions between older adults and their physicians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Dec; 58(12):2369-74. PMID: 21087224.
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    44. Reid MC, Henderson CR, Papaleontiou M, Amanfo L, Olkhovskaya Y, Moore AA, Parikh SS, Turner BJ. Characteristics of older adults receiving opioids in primary care: treatment duration and outcomes. Pain Med. 2010 Jul; 11(7):1063-71. PMID: 20642732.
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    45. Papaleontiou M, Henderson CR, Turner BJ, Moore AA, Olkhovskaya Y, Amanfo L, Reid MC. Outcomes associated with opioid use in the treatment of chronic noncancer pain in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jul; 58(7):1353-69. PMID: 20533971.
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    46. Barnes AJ, Moore AA, Xu H, Ang A, Tallen L, Mirkin M, Ettner SL. Prevalence and correlates of at-risk drinking among older adults: the project SHARE study. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Aug; 25(8):840-6. PMID: 20396975.
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    47. Lin JC, Karno MP, Tang L, Barry KL, Blow FC, Davis JW, Ramirez KD, Welgreen S, Hoffing M, Moore AA. Do health educator telephone calls reduce at-risk drinking among older adults in primary care? J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Apr; 25(4):334-9. PMID: 20101471.
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    48. Lin JC, Karno MP, Barry KL, Blow FC, Davis JW, Tang L, Moore AA. Determinants of early reductions in drinking in older at-risk drinkers participating in the intervention arm of a trial to reduce at-risk drinking in primary care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Feb; 58(2):227-33. PMID: 20070414.
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    49. Moore AA, Karno MP, Grella CE, Lin JC, Warda U, Liao DH, Hu P. Alcohol, tobacco, and nonmedical drug use in older U.S. Adults: data from the 2001/02 national epidemiologic survey of alcohol and related conditions. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Dec; 57(12):2275-81. PMID: 19874409.
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    50. Sun BC, Derose SF, Liang LJ, Gabayan GZ, Hoffman JR, Moore AA, Mower WR, Mangione CM. Predictors of 30-day serious events in older patients with syncope. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Dec; 54(6):769-778.e1-5. PMID: 19766355.
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    51. Grella CE, Karno MP, Warda US, Moore AA, Niv N. Perceptions of need and help received for substance dependence in a national probability survey. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Aug; 60(8):1068-74. PMID: 19648194.
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    52. Grella CE, Karno MP, Warda US, Niv N, Moore AA. Gender and comorbidity among individuals with opioid use disorders in the NESARC study. Addict Behav. 2009 Jun-Jul; 34(6-7):498-504. PMID: 19232832.
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    53. Karlamangla AS, Sarkisian CA, Kado DM, Dedes H, Liao DH, Kim S, Reuben DB, Greendale GA, Moore AA. Light to moderate alcohol consumption and disability: variable benefits by health status. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Jan 01; 169(1):96-104. PMID: 19022829.
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    54. Ward KT, Bates-Jensen B, Eslami MS, Whiteman E, Dattoma L, Friedman JL, DeCastro Mariano J, Moore AA. Addressing delays in medication administration for patients transferred from the hospital to the nursing home: a pilot quality improvement project. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008 Oct; 6(4):205-11. PMID: 19028376.
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    55. Karno MP, Grella CE, Niv N, Warda U, Moore AA. Do substance type and diagnosis make a difference? A study of remission from alcohol- versus drug-use disorders using the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Jul; 69(4):491-5. PMID: 18612563.
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    56. Moore AA, Whiteman EJ, Ward KT. Risks of combined alcohol/medication use in older adults. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2007 Mar; 5(1):64-74. PMID: 17608249.
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    57. Sarkisian CA, Shunkwiler SM, Aguilar I, Moore AA. Ethnic differences in expectations for aging among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 Aug; 54(8):1277-82. PMID: 16913999.
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    58. Moore AA, Giuli L, Gould R, Hu P, Zhou K, Reuben D, Greendale G, Karlamangla A. Alcohol use, comorbidity, and mortality. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006 May; 54(5):757-62. PMID: 16696740.
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    59. Mukamal KJ, Smith CC, Karlamangla AS, Moore AA. Moderate alcohol consumption and safety of lovastatin and warfarin among men: the post-coronary artery bypass graft trial. Am J Med. 2006 May; 119(5):434-40. PMID: 16651056.
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    60. Moore AA, Gould R, Reuben DB, Greendale GA, Carter MK, Zhou K, Karlamangla A. Longitudinal patterns and predictors of alcohol consumption in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2005 Mar; 95(3):458-65. PMID: 15727977.
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    61. Moore AA, Endo JO, Carter MK. Is there a relationship between excessive drinking and functional impairment in older persons? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Jan; 51(1):44-9. PMID: 12534844.
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    62. Fink A, Morton SC, Beck JC, Hays RD, Spritzer K, Oishi S, Moore AA. The alcohol-related problems survey: identifying hazardous and harmful drinking in older primary care patients. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Oct; 50(10):1717-22. PMID: 12366628.
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    63. Moore AA, Beck JC, Babor TF, Hays RD, Reuben DB. Beyond alcoholism: identifying older, at-risk drinkers in primary care. J Stud Alcohol. 2002 May; 63(3):316-24. PMID: 12086132.
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    64. Moore AA, Seeman T, Morgenstern H, Beck JC, Reuben DB. Are there differences between older persons who screen positive on the CAGE questionnaire and the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-Geriatric Version? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 May; 50(5):858-62. PMID: 12028172.
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    65. Fink A, Tsai MC, Hays RD, Moore AA, Morton SC, Spritzer K, Beck JC. Comparing the alcohol-related problems survey (ARPS) to traditional alcohol screening measures in elderly outpatients. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2002 Feb; 34(1):55-78. PMID: 14764311.
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