Elisabeth J. Moes, PhD, ABPP/ABCN

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Phone: 617-305-6396
Fax: 617-367-2924
Email: emoes@suffolk.edu
Office: 73 Tremont Street, Rm. 8011


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University
  • MA, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Internship: Boston University Veterans Administration Medical Center (BUVAMC), Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology; Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MA.

Specialty Areas


As a scientist-practitioner I have worked as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and administrator in a variety of clinical settings, working with a broad array of clinical populations, including particularly individuals with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, addictions, and learning disabilities. My current research focuses on dopamine-related behaviors, including the role that sleep, arousal, attention, and mental effort play in regulating cognitive functions, not only in healthy young adults but also especially in people with ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and healthy elderly individuals. I am also exploring new technologies to provide cognitive stimulation and reduce social isolation in the elderly.

Selected Publications


Moes, E., Duncanson, H., & Armengol, C. (2012) A process Approach to the Assessment of Arousal and Attention. To appear in Ashendorf, L. & Libon, D. (Eds.). The Boston Process Approach to Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press.

Krishan, M. & Moes, E. (February, 2012). Neuropsychological Correlates of Mindfulness Meditation. Presented at the 40th annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Canada.

Miarmi, L., & Moes, E. (February, 2012). Fatigue Enhances Stimulus-Driven Attention. Presented at the 40th annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Canada.

Mirra, K.M. & Moes, E. (February, 2012). Association or Discrepancy: Self-report and Performance- based Measures of Daily Functioning in Healthy Older Adults. Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Canada.

Moes, E. & Lombardi, K. (2009.) The Relationship between Contrast Sensitivity, Gait, and Reading Speed in Parkinson’s Disease. Neuropsychology, Development & Cognition B Aging Neuropsychology & Cognition, 16(2): 121-32.


Courses Taught

PSYCH 315 - Neuropsychological Syndromes
PSYCH 317 - Psychology of Addictions
PSYCH 792 - Introduction to Neuropsychology
PSYCH 793 - Adult Neuropsychological Syndromes