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
  • Interim Senior Director of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute
  • 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, Interim Senior Director of Population Sciences, and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on cancer patient symptom management, technology-aided interventions, cancer family caregivers, and improving supportive care outcomes for cancer patients in rural/frontier communities. Dr. Mooney has been coninuously funded through National Cancer Institute grants since 2001. She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles and is a frequent speaker on topics related to cancer symptom management, quality cancer care and 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, 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. 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 (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, Biber J, Hess R, Weeks H, Sweetenham JW. Implementing Routine Assessment of Patient Reported Outcomes in Cancer Care. ASCO Quality Symposium, (poster), Orlando Florida. Poster, Presented, 03/2017.
  • Mooney K. Symptom Care at Home: Rethinking how we provide cancer symptom care Seattle Cancer Analysis Grand Rounds, (invited podium) Seattle Washington. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2017.
  • 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. Marylin Dodd Lectureship: Improving symptom care in 3 part harmony (invited keynote). Bay Area Oncology Nursing Society, San Francisco California. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Mooney K. The next advance in symptom management: providing precision care (invited plenary). Intermountain Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society Fall Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • Mooney K, Beck S, Donaldson G. Will patients engage automated technology to communicate symptoms and receive automated coaching? (podium). European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2016, Heidelberg, Germany. Presentation, Presented, 09/2016.
  • Mooney K, Beck S, Latimer S, Donaldson G. An RCT to evaluate the value of automated remote monitoring of symptoms between clinic visits for women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer (podium). European Breast Cancer Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Presentation, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Mooney K, Berry P, Blaz J, Donaldson G. The Wellbeing of Adult Children while Caring for a Parent in Home Hospice: Evaluation of an automated remote monitoring and coaching system. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative Care Symposium (podium), Boston, MA . Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Mooney K, Beck S, Wong B, Donaldson, G. Impact of an Automated Telehealth Cancer Symptom Monitoring and Management System on Symptom Burden and Quality of Life. International Society of Quality of Life Research (podium), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada . Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Mooney K, Blaz J, Donaldson G. Reducing Family Caregiver Psychosocial Distress through Automated Remote Home Monitoring and Self-Care Coaching. International Psycho-Oncology Society World Congress (poster), Washington, DC . Poster, Presented, 07/2015.
  • Mooney K, Berry P, Wong B, Donaldson G. The last 8 weeks of life: family caregiver distress and patient symptoms (poster). AAHPM Annual Assembly, Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 02/2015.

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.
  • Mooney K, Berry DL, Whisenant M, Sjoberg D. (2017) Improving cancer care through the patient experience: how to use patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 37:695-704. Doi: 10.14694/EDBK_175418. PMID: 28561689. Published, 06/2017.
  • 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.
  • Berger AM, Mooney K. (2016). Dissemination and implementation of guidelines for cancer-related fatigue. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 14(11), 1336-1338. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Clayton, M., Caserta, M., Lund, D., & Mooney, K. (2016). Emotional disclosure in home hospice cancer care: Implications for spouse caregiver bereavement. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 34(26_suppl), 54-54. doi:10.1200/jco.2016.34.26_suppl.54. Published, 10/2016.
  • Reblin M, Donaldson G, Ellington L, Mooney K, Caserta M, Lund D. Spouse cancer caregivers' burden and distress at entry to home hospice: The role of relationship quality. Journal of social and personal relationships. 2016;33(5):666-686. Published, 08/2016.
  • Kolb, NA, Smith, G, Singleton JR, Beck, SL, Stoddard, GJ, Brown, S, Mooney, K (2016) The association of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy symptoms and the risk of falls. JAMA Neurol. 73(7): 860-866. Published, 07/2016.
  • Walton, AL, LePrevost, C, Wong, B, Linnan, L, Sanchez-Birkhead, A, Mooney, K (2016) Observed and self-reported pesticide protective behaviors of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Environmental Research 147:275-283. Published, 05/2016.
  • Denlinger CS, Ligibel JA, Are M, Baker KS, Broderick, G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Jones L, King A, Ku GH, Kvale E, Langbaum TS, McCabe MS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Morgan MA, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy, KJ, Sanft, T., Silverman, P. Smith, S. Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA. (2016) NCCN Guidelines Insights: Survivorship, Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 14(6), 715-724. Published, 01/2016.
  • Kepka D, Ding Q, Bodson J, Warner EL, Mooney K. (2015) Latino parents' awareness and receipt of the HPV vaccine for sons and daughters in a state with low 3-dose completion. Journal of Cancer Education. 30(4):808-812. Published, 10/2015.
  • Kepka D, Warner EL, Ding Q, Spigarelli MG, Mooney K. (2015) High school females and those with other vaccinations most likely to complete the Human Papillomavirus vaccine. Preventive Medicine Reports 2:79-83. Published, 10/2015.
  • Berger AM, Mooney K, Alvarez-Perez A, Breitbart WS, Carpenter KM, Cella D, Cleeland C, Dotan E, Eisenberger MA, Escalante CP, Jacobsen PB, Jankowski C, LeBlanc T, Ligibel JA, Loggers ET, Mandrell B, Murphy BA, Palesh O, Pirl WF, Plaxe SC, Riba MB, Rugo HS, Salvador C, Wagner LI, Wagner-Johnston ND, Zachariah FJber, Bergman MA, Smith C. (2015) Cancer-Related Fatigue, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 13 (8):1012-39 PMID: 26285247. Published, 08/2015.
  • Warner EL, Lai D, Carbajal-Salisbury S, Garza L, Bodson J, Mooney K, Kepka D. (2015) Latino Parents’ Perception of the HPV Vaccine for Sons and Daughters. J Community Health. 40(3):387-94. Published, 06/2015.
  • Beck AC, Mooney K. (2015). Caring for the life you saved. Oncology (Williston Park), 29(4), 240-248. Published, 04/2015.
  • Walton AL, Lake DM, Mulinix C, Allen D, Mooney K. (2015) Enabling nurses to lead change: the orientation experiences of nurses to boards. Nursing Outlook 63 (2):110-116. Published, 03/2015.
  • Kepka D, Warner EL, Kinney A, Spigarelli MG, Mooney K. (2015) Low human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine knowledge among Latino parents/guardians in the Intermountain West. J Immigrant Minority Health. 17(1):125-31. Published, 01/2015.
  • Mooney KH, Beck SL, Friedman RH, Farzanfar, R, Wong B. (2014) Automated Monitoring of Symptoms during Ambulatory Chemotherapy and Oncology Providers’ Use of the information: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Support Care Cancer. 22 (9):2343-2350. Published, 10/2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Walton AL, Bryant AL, Wong B & Mooney K (2016). A Missed Opportunity: Understanding the Value of Documenting Occupational Exposure to Carcinogens in Adults With Acute Leukemia. J Adv Pract Oncol. Vol. 7(5), 532-537. Published, 07/05/2016.