Tyler M. Moore, PhD


Dr. Moore studies quantitative methodologies used by the biological and social sciences. He specializes in psychological measurement, especially Item Response Theory, factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Much of his work involves psychometric analyses of the cognitive and clinical tests used by the Brain Behavior Laboratory, as well as statistical modeling support for the Penn Psychiatry Department.


  • University of California (UCLA) - Los Angeles
    December 2012
    • Ph.D. - Quantitative Psychology,
    • M.A. - Quantitative Psychology
  • Exeter University - Exeter, England
    September 2005
    • M.Sc. - Social and Organizational Psychology
  • Pomona College - Claremont, CA
    May 2004
    • B.A. - Economics


  • Recipient of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2008-2010)
  • Recipient of the UCLA Chancellor’s Prize (2007)

Selected Publications:

  • Moore, T. M., Butler, E. R., Cobb Scott, J., Port, A. M., Ruparel, K., Njokweni, L. J., ... & Gur, R. C. (2021). When CAT is not an option: complementary methods of test abbreviation for neurocognitive batteries. Cognitive neuropsychiatry, 26(1), 35-54.
  • Moore, T. M., Calkins, M. E., Rosen, A. F., Butler, E. R., Ruparel, K., Fusar-Poli, P., ... & Gur, R. E. (2022). Development of a probability calculator for psychosis risk in children, adolescents, and young adults. Psychological medicine, 52(14), 3159-3167.
  • Moore, T. M., Calkins, M. E., Satterthwaite, T. D., Roalf, D. R., Rosen, A. F., Gur, R. C., & Gur, R. E. (2019). Development of a computerized adaptive screening tool for overall psychopathology (“p”). Journal of Psychiatric Research, 116, 26-33.
  • Moore, T. M., Di Sandro, A., Scott, J. C., Lopez, K. C., Ruparel, K., Njokweni, L. J., ... & Gur, R. C. (2023). Construction of a computerized adaptive test (CAT-CCNB) for efficient neurocognitive and clinical psychopathology assessment. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 386, 109795.
  • Moore, T. M., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Durham, E. L., Jeong, H. J., McDowell, M. G., Dupont, R. M., ... & Lahey, B. B. (2020). Criterion validity and relationships between alternative hierarchical dimensional models of general and specific psychopathology. Journal of abnormal psychology, 129(7), 677.
  • Moore, T. M., & Lahey, B. B. (2022). Issues in Estimating Interpretable Lower Order Factors in Second-Order Hierarchical Models: Commentary on Clark et al.(2021). Clinical Psychological Science, 10(3), 593-598.
  • Moore, T. M., Salzer, D., Bearden, C. E., Calkins, M. E., Kates, W. R., Kushan, L., ... & Gothelf, D. (2021). Inter-rater reliability of subthreshold psychotic symptoms in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders, 13(1), 1-8.
  • Moore, T. M., Visoki, E., Argabright, S. T., Didomenico, G. E., Sotelo, I., Wortzel, J. D., ... & Barzilay, R. (2022). Modeling environment through a general exposome factor in two independent adolescent cohorts. Exposome, 2(1), osac010.
  • Moore, T. M., White, L. K., Barzilay, R., Calkins, M. E., Jones, J. D., Young, J. F., ... & Gur, R. E. (2020). Development of a scale battery for rapid assessment of risk and resilience. Psychiatry research, 288, 112996.

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