Dr. Melinda Moore is a public health physician and senior natural scientist at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND in 2005, Dr. Moore served with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 20 years and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office Global Health Affairs for 5 years. Her principal career focus has been in the area of global health, including child survival; the prevention and control of infectious diseases such as dengue, enteroviruses and HIV/AIDS; primary health care; and environmental health.
Dr. Moore speaks five languages, has worked in more than 45 countries, and lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire) for nearly five years, working on child survival and public health education.
At RAND, Dr. Moore has focused on infectious disease surveillance, primary health care, public health preparedness and health security, monitoring and evaluation, military health, and environmental health. She has led or participated in numerous globally-oriented RAND research efforts, including projects to identify strategies for improving global influenza surveillance and for strengthening laboratory capacity in resource-poor settings; conduct pandemic influenza preparedness tabletop exercises in Southeast Asia and the Middle East; develop a national environmental health strategy for the United Arab Emirates; outline rural health priorities for Abu Dhabi; assess and improve primary care in the Kurdistan region of Iraq; develop a national research strategy for Qatar; evaluate the Qatar Science and Technology Park; develop a handbook for monitoring U.S. military humanitarian assistance projects; assess the use of military veterinarians in stability operations; and assess exemplary practices in international disaster management as a potential avenue to inform U.S. disaster management policy. She also supported assessment of the U.S health response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic and the development of the U.S. National Health Security Strategy, its first implementation plan, and measures to gauge progress in U.S. health security.
Dr. Moore is board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine and is a retired Medical Officer (Captain, O6) of the U.S. Public Health Service.
1.Moore M, Dausey DJ, Phommasack B, Touch S, Lu G, Lwin Nyein S, Ungchusak K,
Vung ND, Oo MK. Sustainability of sub-regional disease surveillance networks.
Global Health Governance Spring 2012 (in press).
2. Moore M, Chandra A, Feeney KC (2011). Building Community Resilience: What Can the United States Learn from Other Countries? Disaster Med and Pub Health Preparedness. Published online April 23, 2012; 6:(doi:10.1001/dmp.2012.15).
3. Moore M. The global dimensions of public health preparedness and implications for U.S. action. Am J Public Health 2012. Published online ahead of print April 19, 2012: e1–e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300644.
4. Moore M, Dausey DJ (2011). Response to the 2009-H1N1 influenza pandemic in the Mekong Basin: surveys of country health leaders. BMC Research Notes 2011; 4:361. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-4-361
5. Willis HH, MacDonald Gibson J, Shih RA, Geschwind S, Olmstead S, Hu J, Curtright AE, Cecchine G, Moore M (2010). Prioritizing Environmental Health Risks in the UAE. Risk Analysis 30:1842–1856. doi: 10.1111/j.1539- 6924.2010.01463.x
6. Olmsted SS, Moore M, Meili RC, Duber HC, Wasserman J, Sama P, Mundell B, Hilborne LH (2010). Strengthening Laboratory Systems in Resource-Limited Settings. Am J Clin Pathol 2010; 134:374-380. 7. Garnett JD and Moore M (2010). Enhancing Disaster Recovery: Lessons from Exemplary International Disaster Management Practices, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Vol. 7: Issue 1, Article 40, May 2010.
8. Ringel JS, Moore M, Zambrano J, Lurie N (2009). Will routine annual influenza prevention and control systems serve the United States well in a pandemic? Disaster Med and Pub Health Preparedness, Vol 3/Suppl 2, S160-165, December 2009.
9. Moore M, Trujillo HR, Stearns BK, Basurto-Dávila R, Evans DK (2009). Learning from Exemplary Practices in International Disaster Management: A Fresh Avenue to Inform U.S. Policy? J. Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2009; 6(1), Article 35. doi: 10.2202/1547-7355.1515.
10. Kimball AM, Moore M, French HM, Arima Y, Kumnuan U, Suwit W, Taylor T, Sok T, Leventhal A (2008). Regional Infectious Disease Surveillance Networks and their Potential to Facilitate the Implementation of the International Health Regulations. Medical Clinics of North America, 2008; 92 (6):1459-1471.
11. Lurie N, Dausey DJ, Knighton T, Moore M, Zakowsky S, Deyton L (2008). Community Planning for Pandemic Influenza: Lessons from the VA Health Care System. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2008; 2(4):251-257.
12. Moore M, Chan E, Lurie N, Schaefer AG, Varda DV, Zambrano JA (2008). Strategies to improve global influenza surveillance: A decision tool for policymakers, BioMed Central Public Health 2008, 8:186 (28 May 2008). Melinda Moore, MD MPH –June 2012 6
13. Moore M, Gould P, Keary BS (2003). Global urbanization and impact on health. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2003; 206:269-278.
14. Campbell CH, Marum ME, Alwano-Edyegu M-G, Dillon BA, Moore M, Gumisiriza E (1997). The Role of HIV Counseling and Testing in the Developing World. AIDS Education and Prevention 1997; 9(3 Suppl):92-104.
15. Kerr SH, Valdiserri RO, Loft J, Bresolin L, Holtgrave D, Moore M, MacGowan R, Marder W, Rinaldi R (1996). Primary Care Physicians and their HIV Prevention Practices. AIDS Patient Care & STDs 1996; 10 (4): 227-235.
16. Valdiserri R, Moore, M, Gerber A, Campbell C, Dillon B, West G (1993). A Study of Clients Returning for Counseling After HIV Testing: Implications for Improving Rates of Return. Public Health Reports 1993; 108:12-18.
17. Valdiserri R, West G, Moore M, Darrow W, Hinman A (1992). Structuring HIV Prevention Service Delivery Systems on the Basis of Social Science Theory. J Community Health 1992; 17:259-269.
18. Higgins DL, Galavotti C, O’Reilly KR, Schnell DJ, Moore M, Rugg DL, Johnson R (1991). Evidence for the Effects of HIV Antibody Counseling and Testing on Risk Behaviors. JAMA 1991; 266(17): 2419-2429.
19. Auvert B, Moore M, Bertrand WE, Beauchet A, Aegerter P, Lusamba D, Kashala TD, Klinowski J (1990). Dynamics of HIV Infection and AIDS in Central African Cities. Intl J Epidemiology 1990; 19 (2):417-428.
20. Moore M, Davachi F, Bongo L, Seruvugo H, Mushiya K, Roy JA, Mambu- ma-Disu (1989). New Parameters for Evaluating Oral Rehydration Therapy: One Year’s Experience in a Major Urban Hospital in Zaire. J Trop Ped 1989; 35:179-184.
21. Davachi F, Bongo L, Mutombo M, Moore M (1989). The Impact of Oral Rehydration Therapy on the Treatment of Diarrheal Diseases in Kinshasa, Zaire. Mill Osterr Ges Tropenmed Parasitol 1989; 11:197-201.
22. Steketee R, Breman JG, Paluku P, Moore M, Roy JA, Mambu-ma-Disu (1988). Malaria infection in pregnant women in Zaire: The effects and the potential for intervention. Ann of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 1988; 82:113-120.
23. Paluku KU, Breman JG, Moore M, Ngimbi NP, Sexton JD, Roy J et al (1988). Response of children with Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine and development of a national malaria treatment policy in Zaire. Trans Royal Soc Trop Med Hyg 1988; 82:353-357.
24. Bartlett AV, Moore M, Gary GW, Starko KM, Erben JJ, Meredith BA (1985). Diarrheal illness among infants and toddlers in day care centers. II. Comparison with day care homes and households. J Pediatrics 1985; 107(4):503-509.
25. Bartlett AV, Moore M. Gary GW, Starko KM. Erben JJ, Meredith BA (1985). Diarrheal illness among infants and toddlers in day care centers. I. Epidemiology and pathogens. J. Pediatrics 1985; 107(4):495-502.
26. McBean AM, Thomas ML, Johnson RH, Moore M, et al (1984). Serologic response to oral and injectable trivalent polio vaccine. Rev. of Infectious Diseases 1984; 6 (suppl 2):s552-s555.
27. Schonberger LB, Kaplan J, Kim-Farley R, Moore M, Eddins DL, Hatch M (1984). Control of paralytic poliomyelitis in the United States. Rev. of Infectious Disease 1984; 6 (Suppl 2):S424-426.
28. Moore M, Morens D (1984). Enteroviruses including polioviruses: In: Textbook of Human Virology, RB Belshe (editor), PSG Publishing Co, Littleton, Massachusetts 1984.
29. Moore M, Kaplan MH, McPhee J, Bregman DJ, Klein SW (1984). Epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory features of Coxsackie B1-B5 infections in the United States, 1970-1979. Pub Health Reports 1984; 99(5):515-522.
30. Kaplan JE, Eliason DA, Moore M, Sather GE, Schonberger LB, Cabrera L, Fernandez J (1983). Epidemiologic investigations of dengue infection in Mexico, 1980. Amer J Epid 1983; 117:335-43.
31. Moore M, Baron RC, Filstein MR, Lofgren JP, Rowley DL, Schonberger LB, Hatch MH (1982). Aseptic meningitis and high school football teams, 1978-1980. JAMA 1982; 249:2039-2042.
32. Moore M, Katona P, Schonberger LB, Hatch MH (1982). Poliomyelitis in the United States, 1969-1980. J Infectious Dis 1982; 146:558-563.
33. Moore M. Enteroviral disease in the United States 1970-1979 (1982). J Infectious Dis 1982; 146:103-108.
34. Moore M (1981). (Review) Human physical growth and maturation: methodologies and factors. Am J Clin Nutr, June 1981.
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1. Melinda Moore, C. Ross Anthony, Spencer Jones, Yee-Wei Lim, Adrian Overton, Joanne Yoong (2011). The Future of Health Care in Kurdistan: Toward an Effective, High-Quality System with an Emphasis on, Primary Care. MG-1148-KRG, October 2011.
2. Marla C. Haims, Melinda Moore, Harold D. Green, Jr, Cynthia Clapp-Wincek (2011). Developing a Prototype Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluating Department of Defense Humanitarian Assistance Projects. TR-784-OSD, January 2011.
3. Melinda Moore (2010). Enhancing Foreign Perceptions of U.S. Strategic Programs for Disease Detection, Biosafety/Biosecurity and Disease Mitigation. PM-3563-USG, July 2010.
4. Melinda Moore, D. Steven Fox (2010). Policies toward Good Health and Accessible Quality Health Care for Persons in Remote Areas of Abu Dhabi. PM-3573-CPCAD, July 2010.
5. Melinda Moore, Elisa Eiseman, Gail Fisher, Stuart Olmsted, Preethi Sama, John Zambrano (2010). Harnessing Full Value from the DoD Serum Repository and the Defense Medical Surveillance System. MG-875-A, July 2010.
6. Marygail Brauner, Melinda Moore, Daniel Relles, Donald Hickman, Andrew Lankowicz, Nanette Patton, Elizabeth Gayton, Tim Jackson (2010). Detailed Melinda Moore, MD MPH –April 2012 Requirements for Meeting Individual Medical Readiness Requirements Across the DoD. PM-2100-1-OSD, April 2010.
7. Melinda Moore, Michael A. Wermuth, Laura Castaneda, Anita Chandra, Darcy M.E. Noricks, Adam C. Resnick, James J. Burks, Carolyn Chu (2010). Bridging the Gap: Developing a Tool to Support Local Preparedness Planning. TR-764-OSD; March 2010.
8. Stuart S. Olmsted, Robin C. Meili, Melinda Moore, Herbert C. Duber, Jeffrey Wasserman, Ben Mundell, Preethi R. Sama, Anne Griffin, Lee H. Hilborne (2009). Strengthening Laboratory Systems in Resource-Limited Settings. PM-3328; August 2009.
9. Melinda Moore, Gail Fisher (2009). Toward Effective Use of Military Veterinarians in Stability Operations. DB-560-A; November 2008.
10. Melinda Moore, Horacio Trujillo, Brooke Stearns, Ricardo Basurto, David Evans (2007). Models of Relief: Learning from Exemplary Practices in International Disaster Management. WR-514; August 2007.
11. Melinda Moore, Edward Chan, Nicole Lurie, Agnes Schaefer, Danielle Varda, John Zambrano. Improving Global Influenza Surveillance: Strategies for the U.S. Government. WR-470-DHHS; February 2007.
12. Marygail Brauner, Melinda Moore, Daniel Relles, Donald Hickman, Andrew Lankowicz, Nanette Patton (2006). Detailed Requirements for Meeting Individual Medical Readiness Requirements Across the DoD. PM-2100-OSD; August 2006.
13. Gary Cecchine and Melinda Moore (2006). Infectious Disease and National Security: Strategic Information Needs. TR-405; July 2006.
14. Terrence Kelly, Terri Tanielian, Bruce Don, Melinda Moore, Charles Meade, F. Scott McMahon, John Baker, Gary Cecchine, Deanne Weber Prine, and Michael Wermuth (2006). Analysis of Department of Defense Plans and Responses to Three Potential Anthrax Incidents in March 2005: Executive Summary. (NOTE: Full report is classified); MG 445/1-OSD; March 2006.
15. Christopher Nelson, Edward Chan, Melinda Moore, Molly Shea, Elizabeth Sloss (2005). Assessing Local Capacity to Receive, Distribute and Dispense Strategic National Stockpile Assets. DRR-3823-DHHS; December 2005.
16. Elizabeth Sloss, Melinda Moore, Christopher Nelson (2005). Recommendations for Improving CDC's SNS Assessment Tools. DRR-3842-DHHS; December 2005.
17. Nicole Lurie, Jeanne Ringel, Susan Ridgely, Victoria Greenfield, Martha Nelson, Consultants Sam Bozzette, Melinda Moore (2005). RAND Review of HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan. PM-1937-DHHS; November 2005.
Forthcoming RAND Reports:
1. Melinda Moore, Michael A. Wermuth, Adam C. Resnick, Harold D. Green Jr. James R. Broyles, Scot Hickey, Jordan Ostwald, Kristin Leuschner, Kimberly Biever. Bridging the Gap: Prototype Tools to Support Local Disaster Preparedness Planning and Collaboration. TR-928-OSD (2011).