Rhonda Moore, Ph.D.
Dr. Rhonda Moore is an African American Autistic medical anthropologist with additional training at the post-doctoral levels in clinical ethnography, behavioral Science, epidemiology, and data science. Most of her work has focused on lived experiences of pain and physical and invisible disability across the lifespan (healthy populations, cancer patients, and survivors, in diverse palliative care contexts). She has also served as a Scientific Review Officer at the NCI. She also spent over 8 years as a social scientist and reviewer at the US FDA working across diverse regulatory products (drugs, tobacco, devices), also serving as the program science lead for the vulnerable populations working group (e.g., minoritized populations, pregnant women, children, older populations, etc.,).
Currently, Rhonda is a program director in Global mental health at NIH/NIMH and the program lead for the Digital Global Mental Health Technology Program. Other areas of programmatic focus and administration include: Social drivers of health, digital and health literacy, ethics of digital health technology development and implementation, citizen science and lived experience-led research, scientific workforce development and capacity building, and the future of work (e.g., intersectional neurodiversity at work), and climate change and mental health equity. Most of the work in this portfolio takes place in low- and middle-income countries with the potential for reciprocal innovation and benefit in high-income countries (e.g., low resource settings in the states). She also currently serves on the NIH OD people with disabilities engagement working group.