Moira O'Neil PhD

FrameWorks Institute
Senior Researcher and Director of Research Interpretation and Application

Dr. Moira O’Neil is a Senior Researcher with the FrameWorks Institute. In this role, she works with an interdisciplinary team employing a range of methods to further public understanding of social issues. Dr. O'Neil is trained as a sociologist, earning her BA from University of California Santa Cruz and masters and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. O'Neil has a broad range of research interests and experiences. Her Master’s thesis was an in-depth analysis of racial imagery in popular fitness magazines and her dissertation examined the medicalization of war trauma at the turn of the twentieth century in the United States. Prior to graduate school, Dr. O'Neil worked as a research associates on projects related to immigration policy as well as illicit drug use and drug policy.