Linda W. Moore

Linda W. Moore, PhD, RDN, CCRP

Associate Research Professor of Nutrition and Transplantation in Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Research Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Moore received her undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from Harding University and two post-graduate degrees (Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical and Health Sciences from Rutgers University). Early in her career, she completed a dietetic certification program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee and practiced as a dietitian in nephrology and transplantation focused on nutrition and clinical research. She transitioned to the biotechnology industry and was a member of clinical development teams that brought three new products to approval from FDA (biologic, drug, and device) and two start-up companies. From this vantage, she came to Houston Methodist Hospital to work in development of the clinical research program for the Department of Surgery and the Transplant Center of Excellence. She continues her interest in supporting kidney nutrition research as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Renal Nutrition

Description of Research

Dr. Moore develops clinical research projects for the Department of Surgery and Transplantation Center of Excellence involving the chronic diseases that lead to organ failure and treatment. 

Areas Of Expertise

Transplantation Nutrition Health outcomes Kidney diseases Acute rejection Clinical research

Effect of a Hispanic outreach program on referral and liver transplantation volume at a single center
Kodali, S, Mobley, CM, Brombosz, EW, Lopez, A, Graves, R, Ontiveros, J, Velazquez, M, Saharia, A, Cheah, YL, Simon, CJ, Valverde, C, Brown, A, Corkrean, J, Moore, LW, Graviss, EA, Victor, DW, Maresh, K, Hobeika, MJ, Egwim, C & Ghobrial, RM 2024, , Transplant Immunology, vol. 84, 102034, pp. 102034.

Single-center Outcomes After Liver Transplantation With SARS-CoV-2–Positive Donors: An Argument for Increased Utilization
Connor, AA, Adelman, MW, Mobley, CM, Moaddab, M, Erhardt, AJ, Hsu, DE, Brombosz, EW, Sanghvi, M, Lee Cheah, Y, Simon, CJ, Hobeika, MJ, Saharia, AS, Victor, DW, Kodali, S, Basra, T, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Elsaiey, A, Moore, LW, Nigo, M, Drews, AL, Grimes, KA, Arias, CA, Li, XC, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2024, , Transplantation Direct, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. E1590.

Dietitians Play a Crucial and Expanding Role in Renal Nutrition and Medical Nutrition Therapy
Kistler, B, Avesani, CM, Burrowes, JD, Chan, M, Cuppari, L, Hensley, MK, Karupaiah, T, Kilates, MC, Mafra, D, Manley, K, Vennegoor, M, Wang, AYM, Lambert, K, Sumida, K, Moore, LW, Kalantar-Zadeh, K & Campbell, KL 2024, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 91-94.

Diet is Foundational to the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
Goraya, N, Montgomery, AH, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Moore, LW & Wesson, DE 2024, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 1-3.

Transplant Oncology: An Emerging Discipline of Cancer Treatment
Abdelrahim, M, Esmail, A, Abudayyeh, A, Murakami, N, Victor, D, Kodali, S, Cheah, YL, Simon, CJ, Noureddin, M, Connor, A, Saharia, A, Moore, LW, Heyne, K, Kaseb, AO, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2023, , Cancers, vol. 15, no. 22, 5337, pp. 5337.

Nutritional and Dietary Management of Chronic Kidney Disease Under Conservative and Preservative Kidney Care Without Dialysis
Rhee, CM, Wang, AYM, Biruete, A, Kistler, B, Kovesdy, CP, Zarantonello, D, Ko, GJ, Piccoli, GB, Garibotto, G, Brunori, G, Sumida, K, Lambert, K, Moore, LW, Han, SH, Narasaki, Y & Kalantar-Zadeh, K 2023, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 33, no. 6S, pp. S56-S66.

Nutrition and Metabolism for Kidney Health and Disease Management: 45 years of Development and Future Directions Under the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism
Yee-Moon Wang, A, Kistler, BM, Lambert, K, Sumida, K, Moore, LW & Kalantar-Zadeh, K 2023, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. S1-S5.

Nutritional Management of Patients With Both Chronic Kidney Disease and Cancer
Spitz, EC, Dittmar, HB, Lee, VL, Bearden, DL, Kalentar-Zadeh, K, Moore, LW & Mandayam, S 2023, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 615-617.

Modern Outcomes After Liver Retransplantation: A Single-center Experience
Connor, AA, Saharia, A, Mobley, CM, Hobeika, MJ, Victor, DW, Kodali, S, Brombosz, EW, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Moore, LW, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2023, , Transplantation, vol. 107, no. 7, pp. 1513-1523.

Community Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine for Kidney Health: Awareness of the Social Determinants of Health in Renal Nutrition
Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Bross, R, Wang, C & Moore, LW 2023, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 505-507.

Factors affecting survival after liver retransplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Brombosz, EW, Moore, LW, Mobley, CM, Kodali, S, Saharia, A, Hobeika, MJ, Connor, AA, Victor, III, DW, Cheah, YL, Simon, CJ, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2023, , Frontiers in Transplantation, vol. 2, pp. 1181770.

Progress in Combined Liver-lung Transplantation at a Single Center
Connor, AA, Huang, HJ, Mobley, CM, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Goodarzi, A, Saharia, A, Yau, S, Hobeika, MJ, Suarez, EE, Moaddab, M, Brombosz, EW, Moore, LW, Yi, SG, Gaber, AO & Ghobrial, RM 2023, , Transplantation Direct, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. E1482.

Phytate and Kidney Health: The Roles of Dietary Phytate in Inhibiting Intestinal Phosphorus Absorption and Intravenous Phytate in Decreasing Soft Tissue Calcification
Ekramzadeh, M, Moore, LW, Kalantar-Zadeh, K & Kopple, JD 2023, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 225-227.

Diet Quality Index in Kidney Health and Kidney Disease
Boaz, M, Kaufman-Shriqui, V, Moore, LW & Kalantar-Zadeh, K 2023, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 1-3.

Obesity in living donor candidates contributes to delayed kidney transplant opportunities: American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium, Jan 2023
Meinders, AM, Moore, LW, Graviss, E, Gaber, AO & Waterman, AD 2023, .

Hospitalization and survival of solid organ transplant recipients with coronavirus disease 2019: A propensity matched cohort study
Swan, JT, Rizk, E, Jones, SL, Nwana, N, Nicolas, JC, Tran, AT, Xu, J, Nisar, T, Menser, T, Yi, SG, Moore, LW, Huang, HJ, Ghobrial, RM, Gaber, AO & Knight, RJ 2022, , PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 12, e0278781, pp. e0278781.,

Kidney Nutrition in the Era of Social Media: Bridging the Gap of Nutrition Education and Kidney Health Literacy by Leveraging Resources of Social Networking
Biruete, A, Kistler, BM, Kalantar-Zadeh, K & Moore, LW 2022, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 629-632.

Predicting a Positive Antibody Response after 2 SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccines in Transplant Recipients: A Machine Learning Approach with External Validation
Alejo, JL, Mitchell, J, Chiang, TPY, Chang, A, Abedon, AT, Werbel, WA, Boyarsky, BJ, Zeiser, LB, Avery, RK, Tobian, AAR, Levan, ML, Warren, DS, Massie, AB, Moore, LW, Guha, A, Huang, HJ, Knight, RJ, Gaber, AO, Ghobrial, RM, Garonzik-Wang, JM, Segev, DL & Bae, S 2022, , Transplantation, vol. 106, no. 10, pp. E452-E460.

Dietary potassium intake, kidney function, and survival in a nationally representative cohort
Narasaki, Y, You, AS, Malik, S, Moore, LW, Bross, R, Cervantes, MK, Daza, A, Kovesdy, CP, Nguyen, DV, Kalantar-Zadeh, K & Rhee, CM 2022, , American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 116, no. 4, pp. 1123-1134.

Functional Nutrition, Naturopathic Nutrition, and Integrative and Holistic Renal Nutrition in Kidney Health and Value-Based Kidney Care Models
Kalantar-Zadeh, K & Moore, LW 2022, , Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 493-497.