Michele J Moore

Professor

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Evidence based sexuality education programming and policy for youth; reducing sexual health risk behaviors among youth and young adults; public health education and promotion.

Education

Ph.D., Health Behavior
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1997

 

M.H.S.E., Health Promotion
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1993


B.S., Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1991

 

Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria
European Studies Exchange Program
1989

 

C.H.E.S., Certified Health Education Specialist, Whitehall, PA
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
October 1995 - 2010

Biography

Awards

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, University of North Florida, 2013.


Selected for the UNF STEM Fellows Program, Spring 2012-Spring 2013.
 

Selected for Teaching Online (TOL) Seminar, Center for Instruction & Research Technology, UNF, 2011.


Brooks College of Health Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 2011.


Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 2010.


Faculty Empowerment Award, Disability Resource Center, University of North Florida, 2010.


Outstanding Service as a Faculty Mentor, Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida, 2009.


Shining STARS (5 or more consecutive years of funding), Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, University of North Florida, 2009.


Certificate of Appreciation, the University of North Florida On Campus Transition Program, 2008-2009.


University of Florida 2007 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.


Outstanding Leadership in Research Award, Addictive & Health Behaviors Research Institute, University of Florida, 2006.


Collaborating Research Scientist Award, Addictive & Health Behaviors Research Institute, University of Florida, 2005.

Affiliations

Society for Public Health Education, 2013 to present
 

American Academy of Health Behavior, 2009 to present (Accepted as a member based on research criteria.)

 

American School Health Association, 1992 to present

 

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Professional Health Education Honorary, 1993 to present

 

American Association for Health Education, 1995 to 2013


American Public Health Association, 1997/1998; 2001 to 2011

 

Society for Prevention Research, 2008, 2011


Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 1995 to 2005

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Barr, E. &Moore, M.J. (2014). Integrating the National Teacher Preparation Standards in HSC 4133/6138: Sexuality Education to Better Prepare Future Educators. Future of Sex Education. Funded for a 0year period at $1500. Co-Investigator.

 

Bowles, C., Lukens-Bull, K., Moore, M.J., & Barr, E.M. (2013). Jacksonville Partnership for Promoting the Health of Emerging Adults: Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). Funded for a 5-year period at $250,000. Research Coordinator.

 

Merten, J.W., Moore, M.J. & Barr, E.M. (2013). Community Engaged Department: Public Health. University of North Florida, Center for Community Based Learning. Funded for a 3-year period at $12,000. Co-Investigator.

 

Barr, E., Moore, M. J., Merten, J., & Lustig, B. (2013). Providing Health Education through Meaningful Community Service. Florida Blue Foundation. Funded for a 1-year period at $25,000. Co-Investigator.

 

Moore, M. J. (2012). Public Health Traineeship. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funded for a 1-year period at $2856. Principal Investigator.

 

Moore, M. J. & Barr, E. (2010-present). Development of an Evidence-Based Sexual Risk Reduction Program for College Students. Brooks College of Health Professorship, University of North Florida. Funded for a 3-year period at $54,000. Co-Principal Investigator.

 

Moore, M. J. (2010). Development of a Federally Funded Proposal to Reduce Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Risk Taking among College Students. Brooks College of Health Summer Scholarship Grant, University of North Florida. Funded for summer at $4,000. Principal Investigator.

 

Werch, C. E., Bian, H., Huang, I., Thombs, D., Webb, F., Weiler, R., Ames, S., Moore, M. J., Albarracin, D., DiClemente, C., Gibbons, F. (2009-2010). Multiple Behavior SBIRT Model for Drug Abuse among Emerging Adults in Primary Care. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Funded for a two-year period at $927,000. Co-Investigator & Project Coordinator.

 

Werch, C. E., Ames, S. C., Bian, H., DiClemente, C. C., Huang, I.C., Moore, M. J., Thombs, D., & Weiler, R. (2007-2010). Brief Integrative Alcohol Interventions for Adolescents. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Funded for a five-year period at $3,195,000. Co-Investigator.

 

Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C., Ames, S. & Schroeder, D. (2004-2010). A Selective Prevention Program for High School Seniors. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Funded for a five-year period at $2,460,622. Co-Investigator.

 

Werch, C., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C., Ames, S., Webb, F., & Schroeder, D. (2004-2008). Brief Positive Image Communications for Adolescents. National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Funded for a three-year period at $1,673,117. Co-Investigator & Research Coordinator.

 

Moore, M. J. (2004-2006). Review of Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Effective Programs and Practices. Sub-contract through the Manila Consulting Group, Inc. Funded for a two-year period at $50,000. UNF Project Leader.

 

Moore, M. J. (2003). Feasibility and efficacy of an Internet-based binge drinking intervention for college students. University of North Florida, Center for Instruction and Research Technology, Summer Research Grant. Funded for summer at $5,000. Principal Investigator.

 

Chally, P., Werch, C. E., & Moore, M. J. (2001-2003). Social norms, tailored feedback and combined prevention strategies to reduce high-risk drinking among first year residential university students. U.S. Department of Education. Funded for a two-year period at $275,000. Lead Evaluator.

 

Moore, M. J. (2001-2004). Feasibility and efficacy of an Internet-based binge drinking intervention for college students. University of North Florida, College of Health, Research Professorship. Funded for a three-year period at $54,000. Principal Investigator.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C.E. (2001). Evaluation services for Jacksonville Coalition for Prevention. City of Jacksonville. Funded for a one-year period at $20,000. Lead Evaluator.
 

Publications & Presentations

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

Barr, E., Moore, M. J., Johnson T., Merten, J. & Stewart, W. (2014). The relationship between screen time and sexual behaviors among middle school students. The Health Educator, 46(1), 6-12.

 

Barr, E., Moore, M. J., Johnson, T., Forrest, J. & Jordan, M. (2014). New evidence: Data documenting parental support for earlier sexuality education. Journal of School Health,84(1), 10-17.

 

Moore, M. J., Barr, E., & Johnson T. (2013). Sexual behaviors of middle school students: 2009 youth risk behavior survey results from 16 locations. Journal of School Health, 83(1), 61-68. DOI=10.1111/j.1746-1561.2012.00748.

 

Barr, E., Moore, M.J., & Howard, A. (2012). A Pilot Project to Increase Parent Comfort Communicating with their Children about Sexual Health. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 7(3), 253-266.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., & Bian, H. (2012). Pilot of a computer-based brief multiple-health behavior intervention for college students. Journal of American College Health, 60(1), 74-80.

 

Howard-Barr, E. M., Moore, M. J., Weiss, J. A, & Jobli, E. (2011). Public Opinion toward Sexuality Education: Findings among One South Florida County. American Journal of Sexuality Education 6(2), 176-191.

 

Largo-Wight, E., Moore, M., & Barr, E. (2011). Improving health through stress reduction: An experiential activity. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 2 (1), 8-11.

 

Howard-Barr, E. M., Wiley, D., Moore, M. J., Lang, D., & Zipperer, K. (2011). Addressing sexual health in Florida youth: Improving communication, collaboration and consensus-building among providers. Health Promotion Practice 12(4), 600-609.

 

Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., Bian, H., DiClemente, C. C., Huang, I., Ames, S. A., Thombs, D., Weiler, R., & Pokorny, S. B. (2010). Are effects from a brief multiple behavior intervention for college students sustained over time? Preventive Medicine, 50, 30-34.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2009). Efficacy of a brief alcohol re-intervention for adolescents. Substance Use & Misuse, 44 (7), 1009-1020.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2008). Relationship between vigorous exercise frequency and substance use among first year drinking college students. Journal of American College Health, 56 (6), 686-690.

 

Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., Bian, H., DiClemente, C., Ames, S., Weiler, R., Thombs, D., Pokorny, S., & Huang, I. (2008). Efficacy of a brief image-based multiple-behavior intervention for college students. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 36 (2), 149-157.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. W. (2007). Results of a two-year longitudinal study of beverage-specific alcohol use among adolescents. Journal of Drug Education, 37 (2), 107-122.

 

Barr, E., & Moore, M. J. (2007). Florida residents’ preferred approach to sexuality education. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2 (3), 27-37.

 

Werch, C. E., Bian, H., Moore, M. J., Ames, S., DiClemente, C. C., & Weiler, R. M. (2007). Brief multiple behavior interventions in a college student health care clinic. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, 577-585.

 

Werch, C. E., Jobli, E., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C. C., Dore, H. S., & Brown, C. H. (2006). Do alcohol consumption patterns of adolescents differ by beverage type? Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 15 (3), 45-62.

 

Watkins, J. A., Barr, E. M., Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2006). The mediating role of adolescent self-efficacy in the relationship between parental practices and adolescent alcohol use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38 (4), 448-450.

 

Moore, M. J., Soderquist, J., & Werch, C. E. (2005). Feasibility and efficacy of a binge drinking prevention intervention for college students delivered via the Internet versus postal mail. Journal of American College Health, 54 (1), 38-44.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2005). Sport and physical activity participation and substance use among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36 (6), 486-493.

 

Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C. C., Bledsoe, R., & Jobli, E. (2005). A multi-health behavior intervention integrating physical activity and substance use prevention for adolescents. Prevention Science, 6 (3), 213-226.

 

Matthews, G., Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2004). Health educators in Florida’s county public health departments: Frequency of and perceived confidence in performing entry-level competencies. Florida Public Health Review, 1, 8-16.

 

Werch, C. E., Moore, M. J., DiClemente, C. C., Owen, D. M., Jobli, E., & Bledsoe, R. L. (2003). A sport-based intervention for preventing alcohol use and promoting physical activity among adolescents. Journal of School Health, 73 (10), 380-388.

 

Moore, M. J., & Rienzo, B. A. (2000). Utilizing the SIECUS guidelines to assess sexuality education in one state: Content scope and importance. Journal of School Health, 70 (2), 56-60.
 


Selected Refereed National Presentations

Moore, M. J., Barr, E., & Johnson, T. (2014, May). Middle School Youth Sexual Behaviors & Team Sports. Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting., Washington DC.

 

Moore, M. J., Barr, E., Lukens-Bull, K., & Remo, R. (2014, May). Documenting the Need for Earlier Prevention: Sexual Behavior in Grades 6 through 12. Society for Prevention Research 22nd Annual Meeting., Washington DC.

 

Barr, E., Moore, M.J., Johnson, T. & Stewart, P. (2012, November). The relationship between TV/computer use and sexual behaviors among middle school students. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.

 

Moore, M. J., Barr, E., & Johnson, T. (2012, March). The relationship between middle school student sexual behaviors and alcohol and tobacco use. American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting. Austin, TX.

 

Moore, M. J., Barr, E., & Johnson, T. (2011, November). Support for school-based sexuality education: No longer just for high school students. 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington DC.

 

Moore, M. J., Barr, E., & Johnson, T. (2011, June). Sexual Behaviors of Middle School Students. Society for Prevention Research 19th Annual Meeting. Washington DC.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C.E., & Bian, H. (2010, February). Does self-image predict adolescent substance use? American Academy of Health Behavior 10th Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.

 

Barr, E. & Moore, M. J., (2009, October). Public support for sexuality education in one South Florida county, American School Health Association 83rd Annual School Health Conference, Denver, CO.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., & Bian, H. (2009, March). Associations between self-image factors and health behaviors of college students. 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Hilton Head, SC.

 

Howard-Barr, E. M., Moore, M. J., & Barnes, A. (2008, June). Having fun with data…really! Sixth Annual HIV/AIDS/STDs & Human Sexuality Education Conference, Kansas City, MO.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., & Bian, H. (2008, May). Pilot of a Computer-Based Intervention Addressing Brief Multiple Behaviors for College Students. Society for Prevention Research 16th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., & Bian, H. (2007, September). Process Evaluation of a Brief Positive Communications Program to Promote Health and Reduce Substance Use Among College Students. Third Symposium on Addictive & Health Behaviors Research, Amelia Island, FL.

 

Barr, E., Moore, M. J., Wiley, D., & Lang, D. (2007, July). Evaluation of a statewide initiative to promote collaboration in reducing sexual risk behaviors. The American School Health Association's 81st Annual School Health Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., & Bian, H. (2007, March). Process evaluation of a brief intervention addressing drug use and career success for transitioning high school students. The 7th Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior. Savannah, GA.

 

Moore, M. J. & Barr, E. B. (2006, November). Florida residents’ support for school-based sexuality education. American Public Health Association 134th National Convention, Boston, MA.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2006, November). Efficacy of a brief alcohol re-intervention for adolescents. American Public Health Association 134th National Convention, Boston, MA.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C.E., & Jobli, E. (2005, February). Risk and protective factors associated with beverage-specific alcohol consumption patterns among a longitudinal cohort of high school youth. American Academy of Health Behavior Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting, Charleston, SC.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Bledsoe, R., J., & Jobli, E. (2004, February). Risk and protective factors for varying stages of adolescent alcohol consumption. American Academy of Health Behavior Fourth Annual Scientific Meeting, Sedona, AZ.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Bledsoe, R. L., Carlson, J. M., & Jobli, E. C. (2003, November). Relationship between exercise level and substance use behaviors among youth. American Public Health Association 131st National Convention, San Francisco, CA.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E, Chally, P. S., & Carlson, J. M. (2002, October). Risk and protective factors for binge drinking. American School Health Association National Convention, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Moore, M. J., Owen, D. M., Werch, C. E, & Jobli, E. C. (2002, October). Sports participation and substance abuse among 8th grade middle school youth. American School Health Association National Convention, Charlotte, N.C.

 

Moore, M. J., & Werch, C. E. (2001, October). Results of a needs assessment to reduce youth violence and substance abuse through improved mental health promotion. American Public Health Association 129th National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Carlson, J. M., & Owen, D. M. (2001, October). Results of a two year intervention to prevent binge drinking among university students. American Public Health Association 129th National Convention, Atlanta, GA.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Carlson, J. M., & Owen, D. M. (2001, July). Results of a tailored intervention to prevent binge drinking among university students. XVIIth World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Paris, France.

 

Moore, M. J., Werch, C. E., Pappas, D. M., & Carlson, J. M. (2000, September). Factors associated with heavy drinking among first year university students. Inaugural Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior, Santa Fe, NM.

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