About Cindy Moore, PhD

Cindy Moore, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry, and the Director of the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program. She is also an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Moore specializes in helping adults with a serious medical illness support their children’s adjustment and coping. She also provides psychotherapy to adults and children and has a particular interest in working with people who are grieving a loss. She teaches locally and nationally about how parents and healthcare professionals can support children living with a chronically ill parent, and conducts research on the specific challenges faced by parents who are managing cancer. 

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Mass General Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 6A
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-5600

Medical Education

  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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  • Moore CW, Mankey V. When a patient's parent has cancer: The pediatrician's role. Contemporary Pediatrics, February 1, 2010.

    Moore CW, Pengelly M, Rauch PK. Communicating with children when a parent is dying. In: Handbook of Communication in Cancer and Palliative Care. Eds: Kissane D, Bultz B, Butow P, Finlay I. New York: Oxford University Press; 2010. p. 557-572.

    Moore CW, Rauch, PK. Addressing the needs of children when a parent has cancer. In: Psycho-oncology. Eds: Holland JC, et al. New York: Oxford University Press; 2010. p. 527-531.

    Moore CW, Rauch PK, Ing JL, Babcock R, Muriel AC. The Parenting Concerns Questionnaire: Psychometric Properties of a New Scale for Adults with Cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2010: 19(S1):S50.

    Fasciano KM, Berman H, Moore C, Defrino B, Jameson R, Kennedy V, Golant M. When a parent has cancer: A community based program for school personnel. Psycho-oncology. 2007;16(2):158-167.

    Wittman C, Moore C, Sayres van Niel M, Noam G. Prolonged mourning in a fifteen year old girl . Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2007; 15(6):301-311.

    Moore CW, Muriel AC, Beiser ME, Pirl WF, Rauch PK. Parenting concerns among adult cancer patients: A pilot study. Psycho-Oncology. 2006;15(S1):S47.

    Moore CW, Rauch PK. Addressing parenting concerns of bone marrow transplant patients: opening (and closing) Pandora's box. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2006; 38(12):775-82.

    Moore CW, Rauch P. The child and the death of a loved one. In: Current Pediatric Therapy. Eds: Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Polin R, Gershon A. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2006. p. 404-406.


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