Rhonda Moore

US DHHS

Rhonda Moore

US DHHS

Biography

Rhonda Moore is a medical anthropologist and social scientist who combines anthropological methods, narrative, clinical neuroscience and gaming to better understand the experience and meaning of chronic pain and suffering in vulnerable populations. Rhonda received a Ph.D. in Cultural and Medical Anthropology from Stanford University, with fellowships in Behavioral Science (Stanford Medical School) and Epidemiology (the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), specializing in behavioral oncology, narrative empathy, and clinical ethnography. Her current work focuses on using games to enhance empathy in clinical settings, using games to inform patient decision making and increase engagement with healthcare professionals in the regulatory space. She is the editor of the Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care (Forthcoming, Springer 2018).