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Jessica A. Moore, DHCE

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Clinical Ethicist, Medical Affairs, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Education Director (Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Jessica A. Moore, DHCE, joined the faculty of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in March 2009, as an Instructor in the Department of Critical Care and Clinical Ethicist in the Section of Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care. Dr. Moore was promoted to Assistant Professor in September 2011. She received her Master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and her Doctorate in Health Care Ethics from Duquesne University. Her doctoral research emphasized the interdisciplinary care of the whole person.

Dr. Moore is active in the ethics consultation service and participates in weekly rounds in numerous clinical departments. As the education director, she coordinates and provides education to a variety of learners including: MD Anderson faculty and staff, clinical ethics and research ethics interns and fellows, clinical ethics certificate students, community members, and students of external programs. 

Research Interests

1) improved patient care through interdisciplinary models, 2) the effects of age (at both ends of the spectrum), culture, and faith-tradition on medical decision-making, 3) clinical decision-making with and for special populations, and 4) the use of genetic information in clinical research and treatment.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Ethics Consultation, Interdisciplinary Care, Decision-making models in special populations, Pediatric ethics

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler
Unit Number: 1430
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT 7.5094

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, DHCE, Health Care Ethics
2001 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, MA, Biomedical Ethics
1996 Baylor University, Waco, TX, BS, Biology - Pre-Med/Human Genetics

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 3/2009-9/2011
Part-time Lecturer, Philosophy, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 1/2008-3/2009

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Research Associate/Clinical Ethicist, Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, 7/2006-3/2009

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Sole Member, Health Care Ethics Services LLC, Akron, OH, 2/2009-present
Research Assistant II, Synthetic Microchromosome Group, Advanced Biotherapeutic Systems, Inc. (Athersys Inc.), Cleveland, OH, 9/2001-2/2003
Research Assistant I, II, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 6/1997-7/2000
Research Assistant, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 3/1997-6/1997

Consultantships

Ethics Consultant, Chaplaincy & Pastoral Education, MDACC, Houston. TX, 4/2009-present
Ethics Consultant, Community Health Partners, Lorain, Ohio, 1/2009-3/2009
Ethics Consultant, Montefiore Home, Beachwood, OH, 8/2007-3/2009

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Focus on Junior Faculty Advisory Council, 5/2014-present
Member, Clinical Education Committee for Non-Physicians (CECNP), 4/2014-present
Member, Procurement of Tissues for Research IRB AdHoc Committee, 11/2013-present
Member, Policy on Remuneration/Compensation in Research Studies IRB AdHoc Committee, 10/2013-present
Ad-Hoc Member/Taskforce Chair, ICU Best Practice Committee-Guidelines for Neurological Death Taskforce, 10/2013-5/2014
Member, ECOR Advisory Board, 10/2011-10/2012
Member and Sub-Committee Member, Psychosocial Council, 9/2011-present
Member, Patient Education Subcommittee, 9/2011-present
Member, Advance Directives Workgroup for Advance Care Planning Subcommittee, Psychosocial, 9/2011-present
Member, Pregnancy Testing Policy Workgroup, 9/2011-1/2012
Associate, Non-Scientific Member, Institutional Review Board #4, 8/2011-present
Member & Sub-Committee Member, Advance Care Planning Committee, 4/2011-present
Ad-Hoc Member, Family Advisory Council, 3/2011-present
Ad-Hoc Member/Taskforce Chair, ICU Best Practice Committee - Guidelines for Neurological Death Taskforce, 8/2010-10/2011
Member/Scribe, ICU Operations Committee - Guidelines for Disruptive Patients and Families Sub-Committee, 6/2010-9/2010
Member, ICU Clinical Operations Committee, 9/2009-present
Associate, Non-Scientific Member, Institutional Review Board #2, 9/2009-present
Member, Institutional Review Board #1, 9/2009-present
Member, Institutional Review Board #5, 9/2009-present
Advisor, Clinical Ethics Consultation Committee, 6/2009-present
Advisor, Clinical Ethics Committee, 3/2009-6/2009

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Glenview, IL
Member, 9/2011-present
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Glenwood, IL
Member, 9/2000-present
International Association for Education in Ethics, Pittsburgh, PA
Member, 1/2014-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Mark P. Aulisio, Jessica Moore, May Blanchard, Marcia Bailey, and Dawn Smith. Clinical Ethics Consultation and Ethics Integration in an Urban Public Hospital. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 18(4):371-383, 10/2009.

Invited Articles

1. JA Moore, DHCE. Advance Directives. Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers, Southwest Community Newsletter Spring 2012, 4/2012.

Editorials

1. Moore, JA. Patients’ and Surrogates’ Preferences in Shared Decision Making. PC-FACS (Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care), 6/2014.
Other Articles
1. JA Moore, CM Gallagher. Are We Prepared for Surrogate Decision Making in the Internet Age? American Journal of Bioethics 12(10):47-49, 9/2012. e-Pub 9/2012.
2. Sen Pathak, Jessica A. Dolhonde, Asha S. Multani. Amplification of telomeric DNA and the extent of karyotypic evolution. Cytobios 93:141-146, 1998.

Abstracts

1. JA Moore. A Practical Guide of Recommendations to Enable Members of a New Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Address the Needs of the Whole Patient. 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, 9/2012.
2. Farroni JS, Moore JA, & Gallagher CM. Enriching Ethics Education Through Technology. International Association for Education in Ethics, 5/2014.
3. Gallagher, CM & Moore, JA. Ethics Consultation When Patient has both Cancer and Lack of Cognitive Capacity/Mental Illness. 9th International Conference for Clinical Ethics Consultation, 3/2013.
4. Moore, JA. A Practical Guide of Recommendations to Enable Members of a New Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Address the Needs of the Whole Patient. 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 9/2014.
5. Rainone, F, Moore, JA, & Zhukovsky, D. A Double Edged Sword: Could Palliative Sedation Contribute to the Very Suffering it is Meant to Alleviate?. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, 9/2014.
6. Farroni, JS, Moore, JA, & Gallagher, CM. An Ethical Framework for Disclosing Individual Genetic Findings to a Patient or Research Participant's Relatives. Translational Science 2014 Annual Meeting, 3/2014.
7. Moore, JA & Zhukovsky, DS. Emerging from the Fog: Can Palliative Sedation Add to the Suffering it is Meant to Alleviate?. 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 9/2014.
8. J Basu, G Compitello, L Woods, JA Dolhonde, G Hau, M R Frey, Y Bao, & G Stromberg. Functional Analysis of Centromeres with Synthetic Micro Chromosomes. Molecular Cell Biology, 2002.

Book Chapters

1. Jessica Moore. Ethically Important Distinctions Among Managed Care Organizations, Revisited. In: Health Care Ethics: Critical Issues for the 21st Century, 2nd. Ed(s) Eileen Morrison. Jones and Bartlett Publishers: Sudbury, Massachusetts, 267-282, 2009.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Bioethics Initiative for Equity in Healthcare and Research
Funding Source: NIH/NIMH
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Janice Chilton, Colleen Gallagher
Duration: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
 
Title: Bioethics Initiative for Equity in Healthcare and Research
Funding Source: NIH/NIMH
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Janice Chilton, Colleen Gallagher
Duration: 9/30/2009 - 6/30/2011

Last updated: 7/1/2014