School of Nursing

Kimberly Moody PhD, RN-CS, ANP

Associate Professor of Nursing

Office Location

328 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus


(207) 228-8292

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1994
  • M.S. Nursing, Boston University, 1984
  • B.S. Nursing, University of Southern Maine, 1982
  • A.D. Nursing, Westbrook College, 1977


Most Recent Areas of Teaching and new Course Development

University of Southern Maine:  Graduate Courses: Adult Care Management (CNS), Nursing Research; Undergraduate courses: Nursing of the Older Adult in the Community, High Acuity Adult Health Nursing, Adult and Older Adult Care Nursing, Substance Use and Abuse, Health-related Research, Health Assessment, , Community Health, Issues in Addictions, Substance Abuse Prevention with Vulnerable Populations, Community Health Practicum; Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Switzerland: Master’s program: Family Health Care Nursing, Research,  Doctoral-level Research, Quantitative Research Design, Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar:  Structural Equation Modelling, Doctoral Seminar, Thesis/Dissertation Advising.

University of Maine, Orono, ME: Graduate Faculty for Doctoral Level Self-directed Studies

Research Interests

Primary care of the older adult, specializing in chronic disease management for HIV-infected clients, and high acuity cardiac care.


Areas of Scholarship

March  2003-2007   Co-PI, “Exploring the relationship of symptom experience, symptom   manageability, adherence, health-related quality of life, and disease progression in people living with HIV/AIDS”, Co-PI with Rebecca Spirig Ph.D., RN: Manuel Battegay, MD, and Sabina De Geest, Ph.D., RN (3 year award: Submitted Oct. 1, 2002, Project Nr. 3346-100884 Swiss National Fund)

Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Fierz, K., Engberg, S, Nicca, D., Moody, K.,Battegay, M.,& Spirig, R. (2013). Symptom manageability in Swiss HIV-infected patients.  Applied Nursing Research, 26, 110-115. Doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2013.01.006.

Nicca, D., Fierz, K., Happ, M., Moody, K., & Spirig, R. (2012). Symptom management in HIV/AIDS: A mixed methods approach to describe collaboration and concordance between persons living with HIV and their close support persons. Journal of Mixed Methods Research ,6, 217-235. http:://

Fierz, K., Moody, K., Nicca, D., Glass, T., Battegay, M., & Spirig, (2010). Symptom experience among HIV-infected Patients in Switzerland. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) (manuscript in progress).

Vincenzi, C., Moody, K., & Spirig, R. (2009).  Development and pretesting of a set of symptom assessment tools in HIV:  The HIV Symptom Experience Assessment Scale and the HIV Manageability Scale.  Applied Nursing Research, 22, 204-210.

Nicca, D., Moody, K., Elzi, L. & Spirig, R. (2007). Comprehensive clinical adherence interventions to enable antiretroviral therapy:  A case report. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 18(6), 44-53.

Spirig, R., Moody, K., Battegay, M., De Geest, S. (2005). Symptom Management in
HIV/AIDS: Advancing the conceptualization.  Advances in Nursing Science, 28(4), 333-344.


2013 Moody, K., Research Seminar: Mixed Methods Research in Nursing, Oct. 2013, University of Basel, Switzerland (Invited Facilitator).

2012 Moody, K., Acute Coronary Syndrome: Introduction to ST monitoring in Haitian CCU

2008  Moody, K., Ebrahim, D., Deschamps, A., De Geest, S., & Spirig R.  The Relationship of Symptom Experience and Nonadherence in HIV. 3rd International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC), March 17-18, 2008, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey. (refereed, paper accepted for presentation)

2007 Spirig, R., Moody, K., Battegay, M., Fierz, K., Nicca, D., Vincenzi, C. & De Geest, S.  Symptom experience in Persons Living with HIV (PLWH):  Is it the same for participants with and without primary support person (PSP)? 11th European AIDS Conference/EACS, October 24-27, 2007, Palacio Municipal de Congressos, Madrid, Spain (refereed poster presentation).

2007 Spirig, R., Moody, K., Battegay, M., Fierz, K., Nicca, D., Vincenzi, C. & De Geest, S.  Relationships between Symptom Experience, Mental Health, Social Support, Symptom Manageability, Adherence, Quality of Life, and HIV Disease Progression. 2nd International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC/NIMH), March 28-30, 2007, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey. (refereed poster presentation)

2006 Nicca, D., Moody, K. Elzi, L. & Spirig, R. The challenge of comprehensive adherence interventions in clinical practice for patients with long-term adherence problems. 1st International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, (NIMH/IAPAC). March 8-10, 2006, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jersey City, New Jersey. (refereed poster presentation)