David Moser, PhD


Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Office: T207 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-9211



BA, Psychology, Colby College, Waterville, ME
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Fellowship, Neuropsychology, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI

Licensure and Certifications

Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
Health Service Provider, Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensing
Psychology License, Iowa Board of Professional Licensing

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

My primary research interest involves finding better ways to identify those individuals at greatest risk for vascular cognitive decline and, ultimately, finding ways to prevent or at least attenuate this process. A secondary line of research involves the assessment of decisional capacity for informed consent in various vulnerable populations, determining what factors (e.g. cognitive dysfunction, mental illness) are most likely to impair this capacity, and finding new ways to improve this capacity in those who are unable to make informed decisions on their own behalf.

Selected Publications

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Stillman A, Moser D, Fiedorowicz J, Robinson H, Haynes W.  Association of anxiety with resistance vessel dysfunction in human atherosclerosis.  Psychosom Med.  2013. 75(6):537-44.

Bijanki K, Stillman A, Arndt S, Magnotta V, Fiedorowicz J, Haynes W, Matsui J, Johnson H, Moser D.  White matter fractional anisotropy is inversely related to anxious symptoms in older adults with atherosclerosis..  International journal of geriatric psychiatry.  2013 January. 

Byars J, Beglinger L, Moser D, Gonzalez-Alegre P, Nopoulos P.  Substance abuse may be a risk factor for earlier onset of Huntington disease..  Journal of neurology.  2012 September. 259(9):1824-31.

Stillman A, Rowe K, Arndt S, Moser D.  Anxious symptoms and cognitive function in non-demented older adults: an inverse relationship..  International journal of geriatric psychiatry.  2012 August. 27(8):792-8.

Rowe K, Paulsen J, Langbehn D, Wang C, Mills J, Beglinger L, Smith M, Epping E, Fiedorowicz J, Duff K, Ruggle A, Moser D.  Patterns of serotonergic antidepressant usage in prodromal Huntington disease..  Psychiatry research.  2012 April. 196(2-3):309-14.

Moser D, Boles Ponto L, Miller I, Schultz S, Menda Y, Arndt S, Nopoulos P.  Cerebral blood flow and neuropsychological functioning in elderly vascular disease patients..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  2012. 34(2):220-5.

Mikami K, Jorge R, Moser D, Arndt S, Jang M, Solodkin A, Small S, Fonzetti P, Hegel M, Robinson R.  Increased frequency of first-episode poststroke depression after discontinuation of escitalopram..  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation.  2011 November. 42(11):3281-3.

Duff K, Lyketsos C, Beglinger L, Chelune G, Moser D, Arndt S, Schultz S, Paulsen J, Petersen R, McCaffrey R.  Practice effects predict cognitive outcome in amnestic mild cognitive impairment..  The American journal of geriatric psychiatry.  2011 November. 19(11):932-9.

O'Rourke J, Beglinger L, Smith M, Mills J, Moser D, Rowe K, Langbehn D, Duff K, Stout J, Harrington D, Carlozzi N, Paulsen J.  The Trail Making Test in prodromal Huntington disease: contributions of disease progression to test performance..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  2011 June. 33(5):567-79.

Lane E, Paul R, Moser D, Fletcher T, Cohen R.  Influence of Education on Subcortical Hyperintensities and Global Cognitive Status in Vascular Dementia..  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS.  2011 March. 

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