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Dr. Moore serves as an Associate Professor within the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, with roles as Assistant Director of Population Science within the Department of Internal Medicine, and Assistant Director of Community Impact at the Markey Cancer Center. Dr. Moore is an epidemiologist with vast skills in biostatistics, database design, geographic information systems (GIS), mediation analysis, Bayesian methods, and cancer prevention and control. Dr. Moore’s research explores the intersection between social identity (race and/or sexual orientation and gender identity), place, and gene interactions on cancer health outcomes. Dr. Moore’s work delineated that place matters for African American, Hispanic, and rural populations characterized by hot spots of excess mortality from breast cancer, lung cancer, early-onset colorectal cancer, sepsis, and COVID-19.

Research Interest

Dr. Moore’s current research interests lie in understanding the effects of race and place on determinants of breast cancer including breast cancer screening, mammographic density, life-course stress, and DNA methylation. Dr. Moore has published over 80 peer-reviewed, 30+ of these articles feature Dr. Moore as the lead or corresponding author. Dr. Moore publishes in journals such as JAMA, Cancer Epidemiology, Critical Care, The Journal of Clinical and Translational Sciences, and many others. In 2022, Dr. Moore won the American Association for Cancer Research, Minority in Cancer Research Faculty Award in recognition of his work and service.

Current Research

Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Cancer Outcomes: Dr. Moore has focused on examining health disparities (including racial, socio-economic, rural, and geographic) in cancer outcomes within the United States. Racial minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations often face substantial barriers to adequate healthcare, greatly affecting quality of life and mortality. We have examined the influence of personal and neighborhood level, socioeconomic factors, and availability to healthcare resources in relation to racial differences in survival and treatment of various cancers (including breast and colorectal).

Dr. Moore currently serves as principal investigator of the Geographic and Racial Disparities in Mammography Screening and Barriers to Receiving Care study funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (K01MD015304-01). Link to NIH report here: Justin Moore K01

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Alabama-University College


Master of Public Health, University Of Alabama-University College


Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College



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