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Alyson Moadel-Robblee PhD

Alyson Moadel-Robblee, PhD is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of the BOLD Cancer Wellness Program, a Psychosocial & Integrative Oncology initiative of the Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center (MECC) in Bronx, NY. She received her doctorate in Health Psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in Bronx, NY, and completed postdoctoral fellowship training in Psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Driven from her own experience of losing her mother to breast cancer when she was a teenager, Dr. Moadel-Robblee is a clinician, educator, and researcher with an interest in promoting quality of life and psychosocial care for those living with cancer. In 2008, she launched a cancer support initiative entitled the Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD Living) Program which offers free patient-centered services featuring mind-body therapies, creative arts, fitness/nutrition workshops, and peer support and counseling to residents of one of the most underserved urban communities in the U.S. The mission of BOLD is to promote the holistic care of cancer patients addressing mind, body and spirit among anyone affected by cancer in the Bronx regardless of ability to pay or where they receive their medical care. The overarching aim is to help reduce ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in quality of life, cancer treatment adherence, and cancer outcomes among this diverse and financially disadvantaged New York City borough.

In 2022, Dr. Moadel-Robblee was appointed the Deputy Director of Community Engagement & Cancer Health Equity at MECC, where she has the opportunity to expand her cancer wellness reach and pledges to reduce inequities in cancer care from prevention to survivorship or compassionate end-of-life care.