Jorge Moll is a graduate of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he earned a degree in Neurology in 1994, then later went on to complete his residency at the same medical school in 1997. He also received a degree in Experimental Pathophysiology from the University of Sao Paulo. After his initial training in the medical field, he became the founder of a diagnostics lab back in 1977. He later sold the lab in 2010 and turned it into one of the biggest networks of independent hospitals in Brazil. The new company was named the Rede D’Or Institute for Research and Education, and its focus is on cognitive and behavioral neuroscience (Crunchbase).
Through his institute, Jorge Moll studies psychological disorders such as ADHD with an interest in how nerve and brain mechanisms that are responsible for the choices people make, and for who they prefer to interact with socially, are influenced by their morality and beliefs and altered by their experience and cultural background. There are more than 5000 beds in the 35 hospitals in his company’s system, and the experienced neurologist not only contributes to the research that is conducted within the network, but he is also a motivational speaker and debate moderator whose writings on the study of brain functions have been features in several medical publications.
The Brazilian businessman is a board member of many organizations that pertain to his field of study, including The Brazilian Academy of Sciences, The Organization for Human Brain Mapping, The Society for Neuroscience and The International Neuroethics Society, where Jorge Moll was elected to sit on the governor’s board between 2012 to 2013. In addition to this, Jorge Moll is the Associate Editor of a publication called Understanding Neuroscience (http://alivenewspaper.com/2018/04/compelling-story-neurologist-jorge-moll-found-career-path/).