Tracy A. Battaglia, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health



Tracy Battaglia MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, is a practicing Clinician-Investigator in the Women’s Health Unit at Boston University. Dr. Battaglia is board certified in both General Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. She serves as the Director of the AVON Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center, Director of the Women's Health Unit of the Section of General Internal Medicine at BMC, Director of Medical Education at the Belkin Breast Health Center of BMC, Director of the Community Engagement Core of BU CTSI, and Chair of the BMC Cancer Quality and Registry Oversight Committee. She is the recipient of numerous awards from both the National Institutes of Health and different foundations, including the American Cancer Society, in recognition of her commitment to cancer prevention and control. She has over 10 years experience designing, implementing and evaluating community-based programs to reduce delays in cancer care across the continuum of cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Her research focuses on community-based approaches to reducing health disparities among underserved women.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


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2012 Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Conference, Orlando, FL: Best Cancer Research Poster Presentation
2010 Department of Medicine, Boston University Medical Campus: Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award
2010 Boston University Department of Technology: Ignition Award
2009 American Cancer Society, Triumph Magazine: Feature volunteer Summer 09
2008 American Cancer Society, New England Division: Researcher Spotlight
2006 AAMC: Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
2005 Lifetime Television: Champion for Change
1995 Alpha Omega Alpha:
1993 American Cancer Society: Medical Student Fellowship
1992 Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Golden Key National Honor Society:


Boston University Mentorship and Training in Cancer Health Disparities (MATCH)
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Boston University Women's Health Unit: Patient Navigation and Clinical Intervention Research to Eliminate Breast Cancer Health Disparities
08/05/2010 - 07/31/2015 (PI)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Comparative Effectiveness of Health Insurance Reform on Outcomes After Abnormal Cancer Screening
09/20/2009 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
NIH/National Inst on Minority Health and
5RC1MD004582-02

MB-CCOP Supplement #2
09/09/2011 - 05/31/2012 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCI
3U10CA139519-02S2

Patient Navigation in the SafetyNet: CONNECTeDD-Community Health Educator
09/08/2011 - 05/31/2012 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCI
3U10CA139519-02S1

Effect of Risk Perception on Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening in Multiethnic Population
07/01/2003 - 06/30/2007 (PI)
American Cancer Society


Translating Research Into Practice: A Regional Collaborative to Reduce Disparities in Breast Canc…
09/01/2017 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
NIH-NCATS
1U01TR002070-01

Eliminating Patient Identified Socio-legal Barriers to Cancer Care
10/01/2013 - 03/21/2019 (PI)
PCORI

AVON Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Breast Cancer Crusade, LLC

AVON Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Avon Foundation

Medical Legal Partnership to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Avon Foundation Safety Net Hospital Funding Initiative
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
Avon Foundation

Connecting Community to Research: Building Skills to Partner in Research
06/01/2015 - 05/31/2017 (PI)
PCORI

The Avon Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
Avon Foundation

Avon Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Avon Products Fdtn

Subaward #084 Supplement Completion of video to assist with subject recruitment for #084
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
EMMES Corporation NIH-NCI

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  1. Holmberg C, Bandos H, Fagerlin A, Bevers TB, Battaglia TA, Wickerham DL, McCaskill-Stevens WJ. NRG Oncology/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Decision-Making Project-1 Results: Decision Making in Breast Cancer Risk Reduction. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Oct 04. PMID: 28978566.
  2. Blakeslee SB, McCaskill-Stevens W, Parker PA, Gunn CM, Bandos H, Bevers TB, Battaglia TA, Fagerlin A, Müller-Nordhorn J, Holmberg C. Deciding on breast cancer risk reduction: The role of counseling in individual decision-making - A qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Jun 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28734560.
  3. Gunn CM, Parker VA, Bak SM, Ko N, Nelson KP, Battaglia TA. Social Network Structures of Breast Cancer Patients and the Contributing Role of Patient Navigators. Oncologist. 2017 Aug; 22(8):918-924.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28559408.
  4. Gunn C, Battaglia TA, Parker VA, Clark JA, Paskett ED, Calhoun E, Snyder FR, Bergling E, Freund KM. What Makes Patient Navigation Most Effective: Defining Useful Tasks and Networks. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2017; 28(2):663-676.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28529216; DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2017.0066;.
  5. Casas RS, Hallett LD, Rich CA, Gerber MR, Battaglia TA. Program Directors'' Perceptions of Resident Education in Women''s Health: A National Survey. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Feb; 26(2):133-140.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27505148; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2016.5860;.
  6. Battaglia TA, Darnell JS, Ko N, Snyder F, Paskett ED, Wells KJ, Whitley EM, Griggs JJ, Karnad A, Young H, Warren-Mears V, Simon MA, Calhoun E. The impact of patient navigation on the delivery of diagnostic breast cancer care in the National Patient Navigation Research Program: a prospective meta-analysis. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Aug; 158(3):523-34.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27432417; DOI: 10.1007/s10549-016-3887-8;.
  7. Ko NY, Battaglia TA, Gupta-Lawrence R, Schiller J, Gunn C, Festa K, Nelson K, Flacks J, Morton SJ, Rosen JE. Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jun 14; 16:196.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27296566; PMCID: PMC4906581; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1443-1;.
  8. Kressin NR, Gunn CM, Battaglia TA. Content, Readability, and Understandability of Dense Breast Notifications by State. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26; 315(16):1786-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27115382; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.1712;.
  9. Weinstein ZM, Battaglia TA, Baranoski AS. Factors Associated with Adherence to Routine Screening Mammography in HIV-Infected Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 May; 25(5):473-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27168388; PMCID: PMC4876520; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5430;.
  10. Ko NY, Fu JL, Lane SC, Finn K, Allten S, Vassilakis N, Stober L, Kachnic L, Battaglia TA. Cancer clinical trial enrollment of diverse and underserved patients within an urban safety net hospital. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Dec; 13(12):429-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26863873; DOI: 10.12788/jcso.0181;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Cancer prevention
Community based participatory research
Health disparities
Women's health

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