Dr. Moore-Ruffin is a board certified family physician and a graduate of Memphis State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She earned a medical doctorate with honors from the prestigious Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. After medical school, Dr. Moore-Ruffin completed residency training in family medicine at the Grant Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, Ohio, where she served as chief resident and associate program director with the Grant Family Medicine Residency Program. During that time, she also held a faculty position as an associate clinical professor of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University teaching medical students the art and science of medicine.
In 2009, Dr. Moore-Ruffin was one of four post-doctoral fellows selected to join the Inaugural Satcher Health Leadership Institute Health Policy Leadership Fellowship established by the 16th Surgeon General of the U.S., Dr. David Satcher. During that time, she focused on the national obesity epidemic at the community and policy levels. She continued her academic work as an associate professor with the Morehouse School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program.
After completion of the fellowship program, she was recruited by Whitefoord Community Program, as medical director of their federally qualified health centers which includes the first school-based health system in Georgia. During her tenure, she established Whitefoord’s first comprehensive Family Health Center. Dr. Moore-Ruffin demonstrated great leadership in non-profit work through community outreach, program development, quality assurance implementation and collaborative partnerships.
Throughout her career, Dr. Moore-Ruffin has worked in a variety of capacities as a clinician including private group practice, community health, academic medicine and mobile health. She has enhanced and further developed her career to include integrative medical care with a special interest in obesity and obesity related diseases and nutrition.
Dr. Moore-Ruffin is actively involved with the Georgia Association for Primary Care and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, where she serves as a district delegate. At the national level, she was recently selected as an alternate to the Delegates of Congress for the Special Constituency section of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She will be inducted as an American Academy Family Physicians Fellow in 2015.
Dr. Moore-Ruffin continues to advance her motivational speaking and passion for personal development as a life coach focused on health and wellness. She embraces a holistic coaching philosophy which promotes the connection of mind-body-spirit and incorporates the context of one’s lifestyle and environment into her approach to cultivating long term success. These principles are applied across a broad spectrum from individuals to small groups to corporate and organizational frameworks. She has presented to public and professional groups at the community, local and national levels.
Additionally, Dr. Moore-Ruffin is a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and volunteers at a local free clinic in Atlanta. She lives in the Metro Atlanta area with her husband, a middle school educator, and their three children. She enjoys fitness training, learning to meditate and trying new green smoothie recipes.