Kathi Mooney PhD, RN, FAAN portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Louis S. Peery and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing, College Of Nursing
  • Co-Leader Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Research Statement

Kathi Mooney is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing and holds the Louis S. Peery and Janet B. Peery Presidential Endowed Chair in Nursing. She is an investigator and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on cancer patient symptom remote mnitoring and management, technology-aided interventions, cancer family caregivers, improving supportive care outcomes for cancer patients in rural/frontier communities and models of cancer care delivery. Dr. Mooney has been coninuously funded through National Cancer Institute grants for the past 20 years. She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles and is a frequent speaker on topics related to cancer symptom management, quality cancer care, new delivery models, tecnology-aided interventions/telehealth, and creativity and innovation in science.

Research Keywords

  • Technology-aided Interventions and Telehealth
  • Research Methods- particularly for longitudinal data and subgroup analysis
  • Implementation and Dissemination Science
  • Family Caregiver Outcomes
  • Clinical Cancer Outcomes
  • Cancer Symptom Management

Presentations

  • Titchener, K Coombs, L, Shepherd, S, Ward, J, Ameloot, K, Dumas, K, Beck, A, Mooney, K. Improving patient outcomes with oncology hospital at home: a program model. (rapid abstract podium) 2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium Virtual Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2020.
  • Coombs, L, Orlando A, Adamson B, Griffith S, Shreyas L, Rich, A, Shaw, P, Wand, X, Miksad, R, Mooney, K. Prospective validation of a clinical tool developed with machine learning to identify high-risk patients with cancer and reduce emergency department visits. (rapid abstract podium) 2020 ASCO Quality Care Symposium Virtual Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2020.
  • Mooney K, Whisenant MS, Donaldson G Symptom Talk During Clinic Visits for Treatment of Breast Cancer: Do We Get an Accurate Picture? (poster). European Breast Cancer Conference EBCC12 Virtual Conference. Poster, Presented, 10/2020.
  • Mooney K. Symptom Care at Home- a technology-based intervention for remote monitoring and management of pain, (invited podium) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium Symposium. Virtual Conference. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2020.
  • Mooney K, Titchener K, Haaland B, Coombs L, O’Neil B, Nelson R, McPherson J, Kirchhoff A, Ameloot K, Beck A, Ward J. The Oncology Hospital at Home: Health Care Utilization Outcomes from the Huntsman at Home Trial (podium) American Society of Clinical Oncology. Virtual Conference . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2020.
  • Titchener K, Sweetenham J, Beck A, Shepherd S, Brant J, Ameloot K, Mooney K. Huntsman at Home: A hospital-level acute home care program for cancer patients (poster). World Hospital at Home Congress. Madrid Spain. Poster, Presented, 04/2019.
  • Mooney K, Whisenant MS, Beck SL. A PRO-cision medicine toolkit: Methods for aiding interpretation of and Acting on PRO Scores in Clinical Practice (podium). International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL) Annual Meeting. Dublin Ireland. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Mooney K, Whisenant MS, Beck SL. A PRO-cision medicine toolkit: Methods for aiding interpretation of and Acting on PRO Scores in Clinical Practice (podium). International Society of Quality of Life (ISOQOL) Annual Meeting. Dublin Ireland. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Mooney K. Technology assisted outreach (invited podium). ASCO Quality Symposium. Phoenix, AZ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2018.
  • Mooney K. Using technology for recruitment, retention, data collection and intervention delivery (invited podium). American Sociological Association 113th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2018.
  • Mooney K. Novel technologies in family caregiving (invited podium). 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Mooney K, Whisenant M. Do women being treated for breast cancer talk with their oncologist about the poorly controlled symptoms they experienced the week prior to their clinic visit? (podium). Society of Medical Decision Making. Leiden, The Netherlands. Presentation, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Mooney K. Using Technology for Recruitment, Retention, Data Collection and Intervention Delivery. Improving Research for Small Populations: a National Academy of Sciences Workshop (invited podium), Washington, DC . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2018.
  • Mooney K. Caregiving Research Focused on Acute, Serious Illness and Conditions. The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together Summit (invited session moderator), NIH Campus Bethesda, MD . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2017.
  • Mooney, K, Planning for the Implementation of PROs into Clinical Practice. 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, (invited podium), Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Mooney K. Planning for the implementation of PROs into clinical practice (invited podium). 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Mooney K. Symptom Management for Rural Cancer Patients. Rural Cancer Control Challenges and Opportunities NCI sponsored symposium (invited podium), Memphis, TN. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Mooney K, Beck S, Echeverria C, Donaldson G. The Impact of an Automated Exercise Coaching Module on the Adoption of an Exercise program, for Cancer Chemotherapy Patients Experiencing Symptoms. ECCO 2017 European Cancer Congress, (podium), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Mooney, K, Beck, S, Echeverria, C, Donaldson, G. The Impact of an Automated Exercise Coaching Module on the Adoption of an Exercise program, for Cancer Chemotherapy Patients Experiencing Symptoms. ECCO 2017 European Cancer Congress, (podium), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Presentation, Presented, 01/2017.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer, Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care. PI: Lee Ellington, Kathi Mooney. NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023. Total project budget to date: $1,789,386.00
  • Enhancing End of Life and Bereavement Outcomes among Cancer Family Caregivers (P01CA138317). PI: Kathi Mooney. National Institutes of Health, 05/01/2010 - 04/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $6,961,671.00
  • Telephone Linked Care for Cancer Symptom Management (R01CA089474). PI: Mooney, Kathleen. NIH National Cancer Institute, 04/01/2001 - 03/31/2006. Total project budget to date: $1,519,945.00
  • Symptom Care @ Home: Deconstructing an effective, technology-assisted, symptom management intervention ( NIH, NCI; R01CA206522) . PI: Kathi Mooney. NIH National Cancer Institute, 04/01/2016 - 03/31/2021. Total project budget to date: $7,751,872.00
  • Telephone Linked Care: An IT Enabled Integrated System for Cancer Symptom Relief (R01CA120558). PI: Mooney, Kathleen H. NIH NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, 09/24/2007 - 07/31/2014. Total project budget to date: $5,427,403.00
  • Oncology Nursing PhD Using Distance Education Technology (R25CA093831). PI: Mooney, Kathleen H. NIH NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, 06/01/2002 - 07/31/2008. Total project budget to date: $1,567,622.00

Publications

  • Whisenant M, Wong B, Mitchell SA, Beck SL, Mooney K. (2019) Symptom trajectories are associated with co-occurring symptoms during chemotherapy for breast cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage.Feb;57(2):183-189. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.11.010. Published, 02/2019.
  • Whisenant M, Mooney K. (2018) Integrating Concurrent Palliative Care into Cancer Care Delivery Settings. In D.A. Chambers, C.A. Vinson, W.E. Norton (Eds) Advancing the Science of Implementation Research across the cancer Continuum. New York: Oxford University Press. Published, 11/2018.
  • Denlinger CS, Sanft T, Baker KS, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Hudson M, Khakpour N, King A, Koura D, Lally RM, Langbaum TS, McDonough AL, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Pirl W, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Silverman P, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. (2018) Survivorship, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Oct;16(10):1216-1247. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2018.0078. PMID:30323092. Published, 10/2018.
  • Park J, Blacburn BE, Rowe K, Snyder J, Wan Y, Deskmukh V, Newman M, Fraser A, Smith K, Herget K, Burt L, Werner T, Gaffney DK, Lopez AM, Mooney K, Hashibe M. (2018) Rural-metropolitan disparities in ovarian cancer survival: a statewide population-based study. Annals of Epidemiology, 28(6), 377-384. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.03.019. Published, 03/2018.
  • Hashibe M, Kirchhoff AC, Kepka, D, Kim J, Millar M, Sweeney C, Herget K, Monroe M, Henry NL, Lopez AM, Mooney K (2018) Disparities in cancer survival and incidence by metropolitan versus rural residence in Utah. Cancer Med. Apr; 7(4):1490-1497. Doi: 10.1002/cam4.1382. PMID 29533005. Published, 04/2018.
  • Kolb NA, Smith AG, Singleton JR, Beck SL, Howard D, Dittus K, Karafiath S, Mooney K. (2018) Chemotherapy-related neuropathic symptom management: a randomized trial of an automated symptom-monitoring system paired with nurse practitioner follow-up. Support Care Cancer. May; 26(5):1607-1615 doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3970-7. PMID: 29204710. Published, 12/2017.
  • Whisenant M, Wong B, Mitchell SA, Beck SL, Mooney K (2017) Distinct trajectories of fatigue and sleep disturbance in women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum Nov 1; 44(6); 26(5):739-750. Doi: 10.1188/17.ONF.739-750. PMID: 29052653. Published, 11/2017.
  • Beck SL, Eaton LH, Echeverria C, Mooney K (2017) Symptom Care @ Home: developing an integrated symptom monitoring and management system for outpatients receiving chemotherapy. Comput Inform Nurs. Oct;35(10):520-529. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000364. Published, 10/2017.
  • Denlinger CS, Sanft T, Baker KS, Baxi, S, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Hudseon M, Khakpour N, King A, Koura D, Kvale E, Lally RM, Lanbaum TS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Moslehi JJ, O’Oconnor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Silverman P, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, Freddman-Cass DA, McMillian NR. (2017) Survivorship Version 2.2017. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. J Natl Compr Can Netw. Sep; 15(9):1140-1163. Doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2017.0146. PMID: 28874599. Published, 09/2017.
  • Walton AL, LePrevost CE, Linnan L, Sanchez-Birkhead A, Mooney K. (2017) Benefits, facilitators, barriers, and strategies to improve pesticide protective behaviors: insights from farmworkers in North Carolina Tobacco Fields. Int J Environ Res Public Health. Jun 23; 14(7). Pii:E677.doi: 10.3390/ijerph14070677. PMID:28644414. Published, 06/2017.
  • Walton AL, LePrevost C, Wong B, Linnan L, Sanchez-Birkhead A, Mooney K. (2017). Pesticides: perceived threat and protective behaviors among Latino farmworkers. Journal of Agromedicine. 22(2):140-147. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2017.1283278. PMID: 28129083. Published, 02/2017.
  • Cohen AL, Factor FE, Mooney K, Salama ME, Wade M, Serpico V, Ostrander E, Nelson E, Porretta J, Matsen C, Bernard P, Boucher K, and Neumayer L. (2017). "POWERPIINC (Preoperative Window of Endocrine Therapy Provides Information to Increase Compliance) Trial: changes in tumor proliferation index and quality of life with 7 days of preoperative tamoxifen. Breast Feb;31:219-223. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2016.11.016. Epub 2016 Dec 6. PMID: 27915204. Published, 02/2017.
  • Mooney K, Beck SL, Wong B, Dunson W, Wujcik D, Whisenant M, Donaldson G. (2017) Automated Home Monitoring and Management of Patient-Reported Symptoms during Chemotherapy: results of the symptom care at home RCT. Cancer Medicine Mar;6(3):537-546. Doi: 10.1002/cam4.1002. Epub 2017 Jan 30. PMID: 28135050. Published, 01/2017.
  • Wilson CM & Mooney K (2020). Advancing Oncology Nursing Practice Through the Adoption of Patient Monitoring Digital Tools. Semin Oncol Nurs. Vol. Dec;36(6):151087. doi: 10.1016. Published, 12/2020.
  • Schenker Y & Ellington L, Bell L, Kross EK, Rosenberg AR, Kutner JS, Bickel KE, Ritchie C, Kavalieratos D, Bekelman DB, Mooney K, Fischer SM (2020). The National Postdoctoral Palliative Care Research Training Collaborative: History, Activities, Challenges, and Future Goals. J Palliat Med. Vol. Sep 21. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.. Published, 09/2020.
  • Denlinger CS & Sanft T, Moslehi J, Overholser L, Armenian S, Baker KS, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Henry NL, Hill-Kayser C, Hudson M, Khakpour N, Koura D, McDonough AL, Melisko M, Mooney K, Moore HCF, Moryl N, O'Connor T, Paskett ED, Patel (2020). NCCN Guidelines Insights: Survivorship, Version 2.2020. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. Vol. Aug;18(8):1016-1023. doi: 10.6. Published, 08/2020.
  • Sanft T, Denlinger CS, Armenian S, Baker KS, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Hudson M, Khakpour N, Koura D, Lally RM, Langbaum TS, McDonough AL, Melisko M, Mooney K, Moore HCF, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peterson L, Pirl W, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Urba SG, Zee P, McMillian NR & Freedman-Cass DA (2020). NCCN Guidelines Insights: Survivorship, Version 2.2019. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN. Vol. 17, 784-794. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Rosenzweig MQ, Bailey DE, Bush NJ, Coombs LA, Lehto RH, Loerzel V, Sun V, Mooney K & Cooley ME (2020). Mentorship for Nurse Scientists: Strategies for Growth From the Oncology Nursing Society Research Mentorship Task Force. Oncology nursing forum. Vol. 46, 769-774. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Kang Y, Sheng X, Stehlik J & Mooney K (2020). Identifying Targets to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes for Patients Receiving Home Healthcare Services: The Relationship of Functional Status and Pain. Home healthcare now. Vol. 38, 24-30. Published, 02/01/2020.
  • Wu YP, Boucher K, Hu N, Hay J, Kohlmann W, Aspinwall LG, Bowen DJ, Parsons BG, Nagelhout ES, Grossman D, Mooney K, Leachman SA & Tercyak KP (2020). A pilot study of a telehealth family-focused melanoma preventive intervention for children with a family history of melanoma. Psycho-oncology. Vol. 29, 148-155. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Coombs L & Ellington L, Fagerlin A, Mooney K. (2020). Age Is Not a Barrier: Older Adults With Cancer Derive Similar Benefit in a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Remote Symptom Monitoring Intervention Compared With Younger Adults. Cancer Control. Vol. Jan-Dec; 27(1): 107327482. Published, 01/2020.
  • Whisenant M, Wong B, Mitchell SA, Beck SL & Mooney K (2020). Trajectories of Depressed Mood and Anxiety During Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Cancer nursing. Vol. 43, 22-31. Published, 01/01/2020.
  • Reblin M, Baucom BRW, Clayton MF, Utz R, Caserta M, Lund D, Mooney K & Ellington L (2019). Communication of emotion in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver depression into bereavement. Psycho-oncology. Vol. 28, 1102-1109. Published, 12/01/2019.
  • Kraut J, Mooney K, Sweetenham JW, Page RD, Adelson K, Agarwala V, Fessele KL, Hamrick HJ, Kaganman I, Martineau J, Abernethy AP & Meropol NJ (2019). Implementing an Electronic End-of-Life Chemotherapy Utilization Measure. Journal of oncology practice. Vol. 15, 220-223. Published, 11/01/2019.
  • Mooney K, Whisenant MS & Beck SL (2019). Symptom Care at Home: A Comprehensive and Pragmatic PRO System Approach to Improve Cancer Symptom Care. Medical care. Vol. 57 Suppl 5 Suppl 1, S66-S72. Published, 11/01/2019.