Alison Moriarty Daley, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN

Alison Moriarty Daley

Professor of Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNP-PC) Specialty Director  

Yale School of Nursing - Room 21407

phone: 203-737-2560
fax: 203-785-6455



Alison Moriarty Daley is jointly appointed as a Professor at Yale School of Nursing and the Yale-New Haven Hospital Adolescent Clinic. She is a member of and Specialty Director for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Specialty.   Dr. Moriarty Daley teaches primary care of the adolescent and the clinical course clinical practice in the primary care of adolescents. In her role as a PNP, she is the coordinator and clinician at the Hill-Regional Career School-Based Clinic and clinician at the Adolescent Clinic.

She is founder and co-facilitator, Memories, an art-therapy grief and bereavement group for high school students who have suffered the loss of a loved one as well as chair of the Mayor’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council for the City of New Haven.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Moriarty Daley’s publications and research focus on adolescent primary care, particularly reproductive care and health risk behaviors of adolescents.  Her doctoral dissertation “The Essential Elements of Adolescent-friendly Care in School-Based Health Centers: A Mixed Methods Study of the Perspectives of Nurse Practitioners and Adolescents” was conducted in 2016. 

Clinical Practice

Alison Moriarty Daley’s clinical practice includes Yale-New Haven Adolescent Clinic and Hill Regional Career Magnet High School School-Based Clinic.

Selected Publications/Presentations


Moriarty Daley, A. (2014). What influences adolescents’ contraceptive decision-making? A meta-ethnography. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 29, 633-640. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.05.001.

Moriarty Daley, A. (2013). Adolescent-friendly remedies for the challenges of focus group research. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35, 1043-1059. doi:10.1177/0193945913483881.

Moriarty Daley, A., Sadler, L. S. & Reynolds, H. (2013). Tailoring clinical services to address the unique needs of adolescents from pregnancy test to parenthood. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 43, 71-95. doi:10.1016/j.cppeds.2013.01.001.

Vaca, F. E., Walthall, J. M., Ryan, S. Moriarty-Daley, A., Riera, A., Crowley, M. J., & Mayes, L. C. (2013). Adolescent balloon analog risk task and behaviors that influence risk of motor vehicle crash injury.  Annals of Advances in Automative Medicine, 57, 77-87.

Vaca, F. E., Summers, D. L., Roney, L., Violano, P. & Moriarty-Daley, A., Dziura, J. & Anderson, C. (2013). Behaviors increasing the risk of crash injury in Latio adolescet males: The influence of acculeration and parent connectedness. Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, 57, 369-371. [ABSTRACT]

DeCew, A. E., Hadler, J. L., Moriarty Daley, A., & Niccolai, L. (2013). The prevalence of HPV associated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in women under age 21: Who will be missed under the new cervical cancer screening guidelines? Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 26, 346-349.  doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2013.06.013.

Marrocco, G., Kazer, M., Neal-Boylan, L., Fennie, K., Coviello, J., & Moriarty, A. (in press). Podcasting as a method of achieving transformational learning in graduate nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education Perspectives.

Moriarty Daley, A., & Hernandez, B. F. (in press). Sexually transmitted infections during adolescence. In T. P. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

Alexander, K., Moriarty Daley, A., & Dempsey, A. F. (2012). Rationale for reducing the spread of human papillomavirus: Strategies to improve outcomes (CME Multimedia Activity). Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, IBC.

Hodgson, E., Moriarty Daley, A., Damiani, M., Comulada Silverman, P., & Speese-Linehan, D. (2012). Answering the call to action: Helping New Haven teens avoid unintended pregnancy five-year progress report (2007-2012). New Haven, CT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University.

Moriarty Daley, A. (2012). Rethinking school-based health centers as complex adaptive systems: Maximizing opportunities for the prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Advances in Nursing Science, 35, e37-e46.

Smith, E., & Daley, A. M. (2012). A clinical guideline for intrauterine device use in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24, 453-462.


Munn, N. & Moriarty Daley, A. (2016, May). Playing Games: Strategies for Successful Reproductive Health Classroom Presentations for Adolescents. (Invited Podium Presentation). Connecticut Association of School-Based Health Centers Conference, Fostering Resilient Youth: Creating a Blueprint for a Healthy Future. Southbury, CT.

Moriarty Daley, A. (2016, April). The Essential Elements of Adolescent-friendly Care in School-Based Health Centers: A Mixed Methods Study of the Perspectives of Nurse Practitioners and Adolescents. (Research Poster Presentation). ATHENA Research Conference, University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Storrs, CT.

Moriarty Daley, A. (2016, March). “A Shot in the Arm” for the NP to Maximize HPV Education and Vaccination. (Invited Podium Presentation). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 37th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care. Atlanta, GA.