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Eric Moody

Eric J. Moody, PhD, is a Research Professor at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND). He received his doctorate in Social Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Denver in 2007. The focus of his research there was on shared interpersonal emotions and psychophysiology. Midway through is training, he became interested in autism and how the basic psychological mechanisms he was studying are related to the autism phenotype. This interest led him to collaborate with JFK Partners, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD), and a post-doctoral fellowship in autism assessment and public health/epidemiology at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Following this postdoc, he joined the Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, and expanded his research to include public health, community based participatory research, and health disparities. Dr. Moody joined the University of Wyoming, College of Health Sciences in 2018 as the Director of Research and Evaluation for WIND.
 
In his role at WIND, Dr. Moody oversees all research and evaluation activities. Key among these is the Equality State Research Network (ESRN), which he directs. The ESRN is a community and practice-based research network to advance healthcare in Wyoming using Community-Based Participatory Research techniques. He is also a co-director of the Project SCOPE National Training Initiative, which is disseminating a model to train multi-disciplinary teams to support infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Moody also serves as a co-director for the Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center, focusing on a Family Mentorship program and other community-based methods to disseminate high-quality health information. Finally, Dr. Moody is involved in several research projects that study autism and developmental disabilities. He was Co-Principal Investigator on a grant that developed and tested a parent-based mentoring program to improve well-being in families who have children newly diagnosed with autism. He is a Co-Investigator for the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED), the largest study of its kind exploring the causes of autism.
 
Dr. Moody's research interests include uncovering the basic mechanisms of social impairment in autism by using psychophysiological methods (e.g., electromyography), exploring novel community-based interventions for those with developmental disabilities, especially for underserved groups, and using observational methods better understand the social factors that contribute to developmental disabilities outcomes.
Eric Moody

Eric Moody

Director of Research and Evaluation
CHS 137A
(307) 399-3168 | eric.moody@uwyo.edu

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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

Email: uwwind@uwyo.edu

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