Keith Diaz Moore portrait
  • Dean College of Architecture + Planning
  • Professor, School Of Architecture

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Neighborhood Spatial Configuration and Metabolic Function in Older Adults with and without Alzheimer’s Disease. PI: Amber Watts. Co-PI(s): Keith Diaz Moore. 08/01/2012 - present.


  • symposium chair, “People, Place, and Experience: The Intellectual Legacy Of Gerald Weisman In Environmental Gerontology.” Gerontological Society of America, 68th Annual Meeting; Orlando, FL; November 2015. Other, Presented, 11/2015.
  • invited discussant, World Design Forum, Banff, September 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2015.
  • invited discussant, AIA Research Summit, San Francisco, August 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2015.
  • invited speaker, “Advancing an Ethic of Care Together,” AIA Central Utah, Provo, UT, May 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2015.
  • “The Ecology of Health,” 2015 Utah Integrative Health and Resiliency Conference: The Evidence, The Experience, The Application, University of Utah, March 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • symposium chair, “The Neighborhood and Physical Activity in Older Persons”, Gerontological Society of America, 67th Annual Meeting; Washington, DC; November 2014. Other, Presented, 11/09/2014.
  • discussant, “Communities that ‘Care’: An Environmental Gerontology Perspective”, Gerontological Society of America, 67th Annual Meeting; Washington, DC; November 2014. Other, Presented, 11/05/2014.
  • “Place, Health and Aging”, School of Architecture, University of Lund, November 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • “The Practicalities of Good Theory”, Faculty of Medicine Graduate School, University of Lund, October 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Design, Health and the Caring Imperative”, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, April 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • invited plenary speaker, “The phenomenon of what makes research visible”, in the plenary “The Visibility of Research,” Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference; Charlotte, NC; March 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • co-organizer, preconference workshop “Architecture + the Global Experience,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA; March 2013. Other, Presented, 03/2013.


  • Diaz Moore, K., Greenfield, E. & Scharlach, A. (in press). Place-based Initiatives that Promote Healthy Aging. In Satariano, W. & Maus, M. (Eds), Aging, Place and Health: A Global Perspective. . In progress, 02/2016.
  • Scharlach, A. & Diaz Moore, K. (in press). Aging-in-Place. In Bengston, V., Morrow-Howell, N. & Setterston, R. (Eds), Handbook of Theories of Aging (3rd Edition). New York:Springer. In press, 10/2015.
  • Watts, A., Ferdous, F., Diaz Moore, K., & Burns, J. M. (2015). Neighborhood Integration and Connectivity Predict Cognitive Performance and Decline. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 1, doi: 2333721415599141. Published, 08/2015.
  • Diaz Moore, K.(2014). “Ecological Model of Place for the Aging.” International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 79(3):. Published, 11/2014.
  • Ferdous, F. & Diaz Moore, K. (2014). “Field observations into the environmental soul: Spatial configuration and social life for people experiencing dementia.” American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related dementias, doi: 1533317514545378. Published, 08/2014.
  • Smith, E., Rozek, E. & Diaz Moore, K. (2014). “Creating SPOTs for successful aging: Strengthening the case for developing university based retirement communities using Social-Physical Place Over Time Theory.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 28(1):21-40. Published, 02/2014.
  • Diaz Moore, K. & Ferdous, F. (2013). “Spatial Configuration and Social Life for People Experiencing Dementia.” In C. Jarrett, K. Kim & N. Senske (Eds.), The Visibility of Research: Proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference (p.685-691). Charlotte, NC: University of North Carolina. Published, 08/2013.