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



Dr. Battaglia is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health where she serves as the Director of the Women’s Health Unit, a DHHS designated Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. As a practicing internist and breast health specialist at Boston Medical Center, the largest safety net medical center in New England, her approach to health disparities focuses largely on engaging the community as partners in the research process. She has 17 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating community-engaged Patient Navigation programs to reduce delays across the continuum of cancer care, including co-leading the Boston site of the NCI's national Patient Navigation Research Program in which we recruited over 3,000 participants from Boston’s low-income populations accounting for nearly 30% of the data to the national database. The American Cancer Society and the Patient Center Outcomes Research Institute support her research to study innovations in the delivery of patient navigation for low income cancer patients. As Director of the Community Engagement Program for the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Award, she is leading a cooperative study funded by the National Center to Advance Translational Science (NCATS) in partnership with the four Massachusetts Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) hubs (Boston University, Harvard University, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts) to support a City-wide dissemination study to reduce breast cancer disparities through a patient navigation network. Dr. Battaglia is also long-time volunteer leader for the American Cancer Society, where she recently served as Chair for the New England Division Board of Directors.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


Director of Women's Health
Boston Medical Center
Medicine



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

PATIENT NAVIGATION IN THE SAFETYNET: CONNECTEDD-COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATOR
09/08/2011 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NCI
3U10CA139519-02S1

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 Health Disparities
5RC1MD004582-02

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

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

Women's Health Network at BMC
05/10/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Mass. Department of Public Health CDC

AVON Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Breast Cancer Crusade, LLC

Medical Legal Partnership to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

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
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Avon Foundation

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

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  1. Gunn CM, Fitzpatrick A, Waugh S, Carrera M, Kressin NR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Battaglia TA. A Qualitative Study of Spanish-Speakers' Experience with Dense Breast Notifications in a Massachusetts Safety-Net Hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Oct 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30350031; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4709-y;.
     
  2. Gunn CM, Bokhour B, Battaglia TA, Silliman RA, Hanchate A. False-positive mammography and its association with health service use. Am J Manag Care. 2018 Mar; 24(3):131-138.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29553275.
     
  3. Gunn CM, Battaglia TA, Paasche-Orlow MK, West AK, Kressin NR. Women's perceptions of dense breast notifications in a Massachusetts safety net hospital: "So what is that supposed to mean?" Patient Educ Couns. 2018 06; 101(6):1123-1129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29426765.
     
  4. Gunn CM, Kressin NR, Cooper K, Marturano C, Freund KM, Battaglia TA. Primary Care Provider Experience with Breast Density Legislation in Massachusetts. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 05; 27(5):615-622.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29338539.
     
  5. 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 Nov; 10(11):625-634. PMID: 28978566.
     
  6. 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 Dec; 100(12):2346-2354.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28734560.
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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;.
     
  9. 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;.
     
  10. 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;.
     
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Bar chart showing 81 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2011 and 2014

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

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