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Kristin Moore

Senior Scholar & Program Area Director, Youth Development
Child Trends

Dr. Kristin Moore is a social psychologist who studies trends in child and family well-being, positive development, the determinants and consequences of early sexual activity and parenthood, fatherhood, the effects of family structure and social change on children, and the effects of public policies and poverty on children. She is the Chair of the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) Technical Working Group. Dr. Moore was a founding member of the Task Force on Effective Programs and Research at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and served as a member of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Advisory Council as well as the bipartisan federal Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators. In 1999, Dr. Moore was awarded the Foundation for Child Development's Centennial Award for her achievements on behalf of children. She was designated the 2002 Society for Adolescent Medicine Visiting Scholar and received the 2005 American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Contribution Award from the Section on Children and Youth. Dr. Moore was Executive Director and President of Child Trends from 1992 through 2006, when she chose to return to full-time research. Currently, Dr. Moore heads the Youth Development research area, where she is working to expand information on programs that work, implementation approaches that are effective, approaches to evaluation, and share knowledge with practitioners, funders, journalists, and policymakers. Dr. Moore has her PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan.