About Cindy Moore, PhD

Dr. Moore received a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a post-doctoral fellowship jointly at MGH and Harvard Community Health Plan. 

In 2003, Dr. Moore joined the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at MGH (www.mghpact.org), and began caring for individuals and families coping with a parent's medical illness. More recently she helped bring the PACT parent guidance model to parents cared for in the MGH Healey Center for ALS. She provides outpatient psychotherapy with particular interest and expertise in bereavement.



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Psychiatry Department/Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3217
Phone: 617-726-2066
Fax: 617-726-5567

Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Virginia

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  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Selected publications:

    Moore CW, Dent GJ, Rauch PK. Addressing the needs of children when a parent has cancer. In: Psycho-oncology, 4th ed.  Eds: Breitbart WS, Butow PN, Jacobsen PB, Lam W, Lazenby M, Loscalzo MJ. New York: Oxford University Press; 2021. p. 745- 754. DOI:10.1093/med/9780190097653.003.0093

     Muriel AC, Moore CW, Beiser M, Park E, Lim CT, Rauch PK. What do surviving children wish for from a dying parent? A qualitative exploration. Death Studies. 2019. Jan 9:1-9.

    Moore CW. Helping grieving children and adolescents. In: Current Clinical Psychiatry: Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions. Series Ed: Rosenbaum JF and Ed: Bui E. Humana Press; 2018, pp.189-215.

    Shea SE, Moore CW. Parenting with a life-limiting illness. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics. 2018; 27(4): 567-578.

    Moore CW, Rauch PK, Baer L, Pirl W, Muriel AC. Parenting changes in adults with cancer. Cancer. 2015; 121(19):3551-7. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29525.

    Moore CW, Rauch PK. Communicating with children when a parent is dying. In: Oxford Textbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care. Eds: Kissane DW, Bultz BD, Butow PN, Bylund CL, Noble S, Wilkinson S. New York: Oxford University Press; 2017

    Moore CW, Rauch PK. Community Crises and Disasters: A Parent’s Guide to Talking with Children of All Ages, 2015, available as free pdf download at www.mghpact.org

    Muriel AC, Moore CW, Baer L, Park ER, Kornblith AB, Pirl W, Prigerson H, Ing J, Rauch PK. Measuring psychosocial distress and parenting concerns among adults with cancer. Cancer. 2012; online 17 April, doi: 10.1002/cncr.27572