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Cynthia (Cindy) Wilson Moore, PhD

  • Staff, Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Families coping with medical illness/cancer
  • Complicated or prolonged grief
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Grief and bereavement
Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Virginia
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult
Provider Gender


Dr. Moore graduated from Cornell University in 1988 and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia in 1997. 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, becoming a licensed clinical psychologist in 1998. She then accepted a position at the Judge Baker Children's Center as the project director for an NIH funded study examining the complex relationships between childhood abuse and intimate partner violence.

In 2003, Dr. Moore joined the Marjorie E. Korff Parenting at a Challenging Time (PACT) Program at MGH (, and began caring for individuals and families coping with a parent's medical illness. 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.

Research & Publications


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.

News & Events


Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-3217
Phone 2: 617-726-2066
Fax: 617-726-5567

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