Program Officer NIMH
Rhonda J. Moore, received her PhD in Cultural and Medical Anthropology from Stanford University with postdoctoral training in Behavioral Science in the Psychiatry Department at Stanford Medical School, in Clinical Ethnography and Epidemiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Hospice/Palliative Care at St. Austell’s in the UK. Her work combines anthropological methods, ethics, data science and clinical medicine to better understand patient experiences and data disparities across culturally and medically diverse care settings (cancer, pain, palliative care), differential and ethical impacts of new and emerging technologies, and how to best leverage these technologies for social good to improve health outcomes in diverse and vulnerable populations. In 2006, Dr. Moore joined the federal government with the NIH’s National Cancer Institutes (NCI) as a Scientific Review Officer (2005), US DHHS’ Office of the Secretary Office of Research Integrity (2009), also serving as a Social Scientist with the US FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products and the Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research (2012-2020). She is writer and editor of the following: Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care (Springer, 2012, 2nd edition, Springer, 2019), Biobehavioral Approaches to Pain (Springer 2009) and Cancer Culture and Communication (Springer 2004). She is currently a Program Officer with the Center for Global Mental Health at NIH’s National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH). Areas of responsibility include Social Drivers of Global Mental Health, Sociocultural and ethical Implications of new and emerging technologies, and Digital Mental Health programs (NIMH Center for Global Mental Health) .