David J. Moore, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor


Contact Information

220 Dickinson St, Suite B.
San Diego, CA 92103
T: (619) 543-5093
F: (619) 543-1235


Dr. Moore received his doctorate from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology. After completing his clinical internship at the West Los Angeles VA, he returned to UCSD for a post-doctoral fellowship focusing on individuals with serious mental illness. Currently, he is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor conducting research at the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP). He focuses on neurocognitive impairment and daily functioning difficulty among persons with co-occurring HIV infection, serious mental illness, and substance use disorders. He has a particularly interest in technological interventions to improve medication adherence. Dr. Moore is also a faculty member of the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.

Research Interests

Research Focus

Dr. Moore’s research focuses on the neuropsychological and everyday functioning difficulties of individuals with HIV infection He is a Principal Investigator on several ongoing HIV-related research studies that are supported by NIMH, NIDA, and the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP). One of his primary research foci is examining the neurocognitive complications associated with HIV infection and other comorbid disorders (e.g., psychiatric and substance use disorders) and how neurocognitive difficulties relate to everyday functioning. In addition, Dr. Moore has a keen interest in the intersection of HIV and aging, and in identifying factors associated with successfully aging with HIV infection. Much of his recent work has focused on developing innovative, personalized, scalable text messaging interventions to improve antiretroviral medication adherence.


  • Moore, D.J., Letendre, S.L., Morris, S, Umlauf, A., Deutsch, R., Smith, D.M., Little, S., Rooney, A., Franklin, D.R., Gouaux, B., LeBlanc, S., Rosario, D., Fennema-Notestine, C., Heaton, R.K., Ellis, R.J., Atkinson, J.H., Grant, I. for the CHARTER Group (2011). Neurocognitive Functioning in Acute or Early HIV Infection. Journal of NeuroVirology, 17, 1, 50-57. PMID: 21165782.
  • Moore, D.J., Arce, M., Moseley, S., McCutchan, J.A., Marquie-Beck, J., Franklin, D.R., Vaida, F., Achim, C., McArthur, J., Morgello, S., Simpson, D.M., Gelman, B.B., Collier, A.C., Marra, C.M., Clifford, D.B., Heaton, R.K., Grant, I., the CHARTER Group, and the HNRC Group (2011). Family History of Dementia Predicts Worse Neuropsychological Functioning Among HIV-Infected Persons. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 23, 3, 316-323. PMID: 21948893.
  • Moore, D.J., Posada, C., Parikh, M., Arce, M., Vaida, F., Riggs, K., Gouaux, B., Ellis, R.J., Letendre, S.L., Grant, I., Atkinson, J.H. and the HNRP (2011). HIV-infected Individuals with Co-occurring Bipolar Disorder Evidence Poor Antiretroviral and Psychiatric Medication Adherence. AIDS and Behavior 16, 8, 2257-66. PMID: 22041931.
  • Moore, D.J., Roediger, M.P., Eberly, L., Blackstone, K., Hale, B., Weintrob, A., Ganesan, A., Agan, B., Letendre, S., and Crum-Cianflone, N.F. (2012). Identification of an Abbreviated Test Battery for Detection of HIV-associated Neurocognitive Impairment in an Early-managed HIV-infected Cohort. PLoS One, 7, 11. PMID: 23144815.
  • Moore, D.J., Blackstone, K., Woods, S.P., Ellis, R.J., Atkinson, J.H., Heaton, R.K., Grant, I., the HNRC Group and the TMARC Group (2012). Methamphetamine Use and Neuropsychiatric Factors Are Associated with Antiretroviral Non-adherence. AIDS Care, 24, 12, 1504-13. PMID: 22530794.