My research aims to recognize and address gaps in health care and overall wellness among youth marginalized by social structures, such as youth in foster care, indigenous youth, youth experiencing intergenerational poverty, youth with disabilities, LGTBQ2S youth, unstably housed youth, youth affected by substance use, and youth involved in the justice system.


Evaluation of a Health Navigator Pilot Program for Youth in Foster Care
Journal of Youth Development
Skourtes, S. and Brophy, K. and Moore, E.
DOI: 10.5195/jyd.2022.1103

Time to act: Early experience suggests stabilization care offers a feasible approach for adolescents after acute life-threatening opioid toxicity
Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
Moore, E.M. and Warshawski, T. and Jassemi, S. and Charles, G. and Vo, D.X.
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxac034

Towards an International Consensus on the Prevention, Treatment, and Management of High-Risk Substance Use and Overdose among Youth
Medicina (Lithuania)
Krausz, M. and Westenberg, J.N. and Tsang, V. and Suen, J. and Ignaszewski, M.J. and Mathew, N. and Azar, P. and Cabanis, M. and Elsner, J. and Vogel, M. and Spijkerman, R. and Orsolini, L. and Vo, D. and Moore, E. and Moe, J. and Strasser, J. and K{\"o}ck, P. and Marian, C. and D{\"u}rsteler, K.M. and Backmund, M. and R{\"o}hrig, J. and Post, M. and Haltmayer, H. and Wladika, W. and Trabi, T. and Muller, C. and Rechberger, G. and Teesson, M. and Farrell, M. and Christie, G. and Merry, S. and Mamdouh, M. and Alinksy, R. and Levy, S. and Fishman, M. and Rosenthal, R. and Jang, K. and Choi, F.
DOI: 10.3390/medicina58040539

Treatment approaches and outcome trajectories for youth with high-risk opioid use: A narrative review
Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Westenberg, J.N. and Tai, A.M.Y. and Elsner, J. and Kamel, M.M. and Wong, J.S.H. and Azar, P. and Vo, D.X. and Moore, E. and Mathew, N. and Seethapathy, V. and Choi, F. and Vogel, M. and Krausz, R.M.
DOI: 10.1111/eip.13155

A Case Report: Rapid Micro-Induction of Buprenorphine/Naloxone to Administer Buprenorphine Extended-Release in an Adolescent With Severe Opioid Use Disorder
American Journal on Addictions
Azar, P. and Wong, J.S.H. and Jassemi, S. and Moore, E. and Vo, D.X. and Nikoo, M. and Young, S.
DOI: 10.1111/ajad.13050

It is time to improve access to first-line contraception for BC’s youth
British Columbia Medical Journal
Cox, K.A. and Moore, E.

Secure care can help youth reduce imminent risk of serious harm and prevent unnecessary death
Warshawski, T. and Charles, G. and Vo, D. and Moore, E. and Jassemi, S.
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.71451

International Youth Justice Systems: Promoting Youth Development and Alternative Approaches: A Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.08.003
PubMed: 27664466

Emergency care of youth with social and environmental vulnerabilities
Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Vo, D.X. and Mitchell, K.A. and Moore, E.M.

Adolescent health and nutrition in the US and Canada: An overview of issues and determinants
Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
Cidro, J. and Suleman, S. and Leslie, K. and Amaria, K. and Hartman, B. and Thompson, G. and Freeman, J. and Bismilla, Z. and Bismilla, V. and Moore, E. and Morgan, R. and Alebraheem, Z. and Kaufman, M.
DOI: 10.1159/000360248

Recommendations for promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents: a position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.01.015
PubMed: 23521897

Contraception and clean needles: Feasibility of combining mobile reproductive health and needle exchange services for female exotic dancers
American Journal of Public Health
Moore, E. and Han, J. and Serio-Chapman, C. and Mobley, C. and Watson, C. and Terplan, M.
DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300842

Responding to a request: gender-exclusive swims in a Somali community.
Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
DOI: 10.1177/003335491012500118
PubMed: 20402206

Case reports, anecdotal evidence, and descriptive epidemiologic studies in pediatric practice
Pediatrics in Review
Moore, E.M. and Johnson, S.B.
DOI: 10.1542/pir.30-8-323

Index of suspicion in the nursery
Alapati, D. and Nagaraj, A. and Rajegowda, B.K. and Leggiadro, R.J. and Jerome, J. and Moore, E.
DOI: 10.1542/neo.9-4-e170

Redox reactions of the pyranopterin system of the molybdenum cofactor
Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Nieter Burgmayer, S.J. and Pearsall, D.L. and Blaney, S.M. and Moore, E.M. and Sauk-Schubert, C.
DOI: 10.1007/s00775-003-0496-x

Authors‘ Response: The Endocrine Care of Transsexual People
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Dobs, A. and Moore, E.
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2003-031840

The Endocrine Care of Transsexual People [1] (multiple letters)
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Greenman, Y. and T'Sjoen, G. and Rubens, R. and De Sutter, P. and Gooren, L. and Dobs, A. and Moore, E.
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2003-031740

Endocrine treatment of transsexual people: a review of treatment regimens, outcomes, and adverse effects.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2002-021967
PubMed: 12915619


Substance use and addiction services engagement among vulnerable youth: an ethno-epidemiological study
Working with researcher Danya Fast from the BC Centre for Substance Use, I am the BCCH site principal investigator for this study that aims to understand the perspectives of youth, their caretakers and their health care providers about their journey accessing substance use services over time.

Expanding Pediatric Addiction Medicine Services
Seeking to solicit community and health care provider input and feedback, this project aims to improve care for youth with serious substance use when they present to hospital.

Health Transitions for Youth
Now completed, this qualitative project examined youth aging out of the foster care system in Vancouver and their expression of their health care goals and challenges.


I have received funding from the BC Children’s and Women’s Medical Allied Staff Engagement Society, PHSA Engagement Fund, Vancouver Foundation, Canada Post Foundation and Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program.

Honours & Awards

Award of Excellence for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Team, Runner-up. BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital for The Stabilization Care Team for youth who present with severe / life-threatening substance overdoses, November 4, 2019

John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork for RICHER (Responsive Interdisciplinary Child Community Health Education and Research) Social Pediatrics Initiative, UBC Health, 2017