Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., was appointed as a WSSC Commissioner from Montgomery County in June 2008 to fill the unexpired term of Montgomery County Commissioner Norman E. Pruitt who resigned in March. Moore is an internationally recognized Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with extensive experience and credentials in epidemiology.
Recently retired from the U.S. Public Health Service with the rank of Rear Admiral, Moore has been focused on the prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases worldwide for more than 37 years. He is currently the founder and president of PH RockWood Corporation, where he is dedicated to continuing this work with an emphasis on the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
Moore trained as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was a Senior Epidemiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the CDC. His career also includes service as the Chief Epidemiologist with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Moore serves on numerous Boards of Directors, including the Maryland Health Care Commission, the George Washington University Africa Center for Health and Human Security, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale of Montgomery County, and Montgomery General Hospital.
Born and raised in Richmond, Va., Moore is a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, where he also earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He obtained a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and his PhD in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University. A Fellow with the American College of Epidemiology, Moore was awarded the honorary Doctor of Science in Recognition of Public Health Career by Tuskegee University.
Moore has resided in Rockville for more than 32 years, and is married to Patricia Haywood Moore. They have two sons.