Elaine Moody

Assistant Professor

Email: elaine.moody@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-2143
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room N19, Forrest Bldg., Dalhousie University PO Box 15000 5869 University Avenue Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Aging and older people
  • Cognitive function including dementia and delirium
  • Frailty and multimorbidity
  • Intersections of art and health

Dr. Moody received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours degree from St. Francis Xavier University, and Master of Science and PhD in Nursing from the University of British Columbia. Her scholarship is focused on better understanding the context of health and health care for older people, particularly those with complex health and social care needs such as older people with frailty, multimorbidity and dementia. Dr. Moody’s research aims to support older people across care settings, including the community, primary care and acute hospitals.

Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
Canadian Association on Gerontology

Current Research Funding

2022-2023 PI: E. Moody, Co-PI: E. Paus Jenssen; Co-Is: Macdonald, M., Weeks, L. E., Caruso, J., Stevens, S., McArthur, C., Affoo, R., Kottswitz, H. The effectiveness of alternatives to institutional care for older people with on-going health and social care needs: a systematic review. Co-leading Knowledge Synthesis of Patient Identified Priority Topics, CIHR via Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research – Evidence Alliance sub award agreement. ($49,912)

2021-2022 PI: E. Moody, Co-Is: Martin-Misener, R., Warner, G., Marshall, E. G., Savage, S., Smith, C., Aubrecht, K., Phinney, A., Hung, L., Ganann, R., Britten, S., Cohen, F., Taylor, M., Jamieson, S. H. Primary Healthcare for People with Dementia: Exploring Care Provided by Collaborative Family Practice Teams. CIHR Patient-Oriented Research Early-Career Investigator Priority Funding. ($100,000)      

2021-2023 PI: E. Moody, E. Mentor: Martin-Misener, R. Co-Is: Warner, G., Savage, S., Smith, C., Andrew, M. K., Marshall, E. G., Aubrecht, K., Lacas, A. Partners: Taylor, M., Britten, S., Cohen, F., Nadeau, S. Associate: McDougall, H.  Primary Healthcare for People with Dementia: Exploring Care Provided by Collaborative Family Practice Teams in Nova Scotia. Research Nova Scotia, New Health Investigator Grant. ($89,489)

2020-2022 PI: E. Moody; Collaborators: L. Weeks, T. Bilski, A. Belliveau. Understanding the context of nursing care for people with dementia in hospital: Enabling adoption of interventions to improve care. Alzheimer Society of Canada, New Investigator Operating Grant ($98,946) 

Select Publications

Moody E, Martin-Misener R, Baxter L, Boulos L, Burge F, Christian E, Condran B, MacKenzie A, Michael E, Packer T, Peacock K, Sampalli T, Warner G. (2022) Patient Perspectives on Primary Care for Multimorbidity: An Integrative Review. Health Expectations. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13568

Bradbury, K.M.*, Moody, E., Aubrecht, K., Sim, M. & Rothfus, M. (2022) Equity in Changes to Dementia Care in the Community during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in High Income Countries: A Scoping Review. Societies, 12, 30. https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4698/12/2/30

Moody, E., Ganann, R., Martin-Misener, R., Ploeg, J., Macdonald, M., Weeks, L. E., Orr, E., McKibbon, S., & Jefferies, K. (2022). Out-of-pocket expenses related to aging in place for frail older people: A scoping review. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 20(2), 537–605. https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-20-00413

Macdonald, M., Weeks, L., Moody, E., Martin-Misener, R., Iduye, D., States, C., Ignaczak, M., Delahunty-Pike, A., Caruso, J., Simm, J., & Rothfus, M. (2022). Experiences of residents in long-term-care homes with socially assistive technologies and the effectiveness of these technologies: A mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis https://doi.org/10.11124/JBIES-21-00409

Moody, E., Weeks, L., Belliveau, A., Bilski, T., McDougall, H., Jamieson, H. and Rothfus, M. (2021). Interventions to improve nursing care of people with dementia in hospital: A mixed methods systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis. Online First DOI: 10.11124/JBIES-21-00059

Barber, B., Weeks, L., Steeves-Dorey, L., McVeigh, W., Stevens, S., Moody, E. and Warner, G. (2021). Hospital to Home: Supporting the Transition from Hospital to Home for Older Adults. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. OnLine First October 2021. doi:10.1177/08445621211044333

Moody, E., Week, L. E., Cobbett, S. & Sabo, B. (2020). Preparing Nurses to Work with the Growing Aging Population: Curriculum Mapping Based on Entry-to-Practice Gerontological Care Competencies. Perspectives: The Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 41(3), 6-11.

Moody, E., Phinney, A., Boschma, G. & Baumbausch, J. (2020). The Contribution of Documentation Systems to How Nurses Understand Older People’s Cognitive Function in Hospital. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(3), 278-289. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000315

Moody, E., Martin-Misener, R., Carrier, J., Macdonald, M., MacMillan, K., & Axe, S. (2020). The Educational Terrain of Preparing General Class Nurses to Prescribe: An Environmental Scan. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 33(2), 54-66.