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Cynthia W. Moore, Ph.D

Current Titles and Appointments

  • Staff Psychologist, Marjorie E. Korff, PACT (Parenting At a Challenging Time) Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant in Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Licensure and Certifications

  • Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist Provider

Education and Training

  • 1988 B.A. (Psychology), Magna cum laude, Cornell University
  • 1993 M.A. (Clinical Psychology), University of Virginia
  • 1995–1997 Pre-doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1997 Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), University of Virginia
  • 1997–1998 Post-doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Psychology, Harvard Community Health Plan/Goddard Medical Center
  • 1997–1998 Post-doctoral Clinical Fellowship in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2003–2005 Faculty Fellowship, Parenting at a Challenging Time Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Relevant Experience

  • Child, adolescent and adult psychologist
  • Clinical work with parents and children with the PACT program since 2003
  • Training and supervision in Complicated Grief therapy
  • Active researcher in topic areas related to the mission and work of the PACT Program. Past and present roles and projects include:

— Investigator, N.C.I., 1 R03 CA126394-01 — A study of distress and parenting concerns among adults with cancer

— Investigator, A Qualitative Study of Young Adults who Experienced Early Parental Loss

— Consultant, A Survey of Oncology Providers: Attitudes and Practices around Patient Distress

— Investigator, A Pilot Parenting Needs Assessment of Adults with Cancer

— Principal Investigator, Parenting resources for cancer patients

  • Teacher, discussant, and lecturer regarding a variety of mental health topics, many related to the work of PACT, both locally and nationally

Other Related Roles

  • Clinical Supervisor for Psychology Fellows, for individual and family therapy
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Psycho-Oncology; Psychology, Health and Medicine; and Journal of Clinical Oncology

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Supporting parents and children in the context of a parent’s serious illness
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Bereavement/ treatment of Complicated Grief

Related Publications and Contributions

See publications page.

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University
  • Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology), Cornell University
  • Presidential Fellowship, University of Virginia
  • Maury Pathfinder Award for Best Master's Thesis, University of Virginia (co-recipient)


  • Member, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • Member, American Psychological Association and Massachusetts Psychological Association
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board for Living Beyond Breast Cancer