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. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Public Health and the GIM Fellowship program (2001), she has been a faculty at BUSM since 2001. 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 20 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. She is serves as the Director of Community Engagement for the MA Healing Communities study, a state wide implementation study designed to reduce opioid overdose death through community driven process.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology


Associate Director for Clinical Sciences
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Director
Boston University
Center of Excellence in Women’s Health


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


Associate Director
Boston Medical Center
Belkin Breast Center


Director
Boston University
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Community Engagement Core

Director
Boston University School of Medicine
Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Research Center



2018 Boston University Medical Group : Clinical Excellence Award
2018 Boston University Medical Campus : Health Equity Award
2014 Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center: Most Valuable Player Award
2013 National Cancer Institute: Physician Gold Award
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 - 07/31/2019 (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 (Subcontract 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 (Subcontract 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
5U01TR002070-02

Women's Health Network at BMC
05/10/2018 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
Mass. Department of Public Health CDC

AVON Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
07/01/2017 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
Breast Cancer Crusade, LLC

Eliminating Patient Identified Socio-legal Barriers to Cancer Care
10/01/2013 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
PCORI

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

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. Clark CR, Haas JS, Lemon SC, Freund KM, White KB, Marotta C, Wint AJ, LeClair AM, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Xiao V, Casanova N, Battaglia TA. RE: How the Coronavirus Disease-2019 May Improve Care: Rethinking Cervical Cancer Prevention. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33057729
     
  2. Sprague Martinez L, Rapkin BD, Young A, Freisthler B, Glasgow L, Hunt T, Salsberry PJ, Oga EA, Bennet-Fallin A, Plouck TJ, Drainoni ML, Freeman PR, Surratt H, Gulley J, Hamilton GA, Bowman P, Roeber CA, El-Bassel N, Battaglia T. Community engagement to implement evidence-based practices in the HEALing communities study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Oct 06; 217:108326.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33059200
     
  3. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA. Engaging Women with Limited Health Literacy in Mammography Decision-Making: Perspectives of Patients and Primary Care Providers. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Sep 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32935318
     
  4. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Differences in Breast Density Awareness, Knowledge, and Plans. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Aug; 35(8):2473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32394138
     
  5. Haas JS, Lemon SC, Freund KM, Battaglia TA. Outside Our Walls: the Case for City-Wide Collaboration to Reduce Disparities. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 27. PMID: 32720235
     
  6. Battaglia TA, Freund KM, Haas JS, Casanova N, Bak S, Cabral H, Freedman RA, White KB, Lemon SC. Translating research into practice: Protocol for a community-engaged, stepped wedge randomized trial to reduce disparities in breast cancer treatment through a regional patient navigation collaborative. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 06; 93:106007.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32305457
     
  7. Gunn CM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Bak S, Wang N, Pamphile J, Nelson K, Morton S, Battaglia TA. Health Literacy, Language, and Cancer-Related Needs in the First 6 Months After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 Aug; 16(8):e741-e750.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32216715
     
  8. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Differences in Breast Density Awareness, Knowledge, and Plans Based on State Legislation Status and Sociodemographic Characteristics. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun; 35(6):1923-1925.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31845108
     
  9. Ventura RE, Iizumi T, Battaglia T, Liu M, Perez-Perez GI, Herbert J, Blaser MJ. Gut microbiome of treatment-naïve MS patients of different ethnicities early in disease course. Sci Rep. 2019 11 08; 9(1):16396. PMID: 31705027
     
  10. Freund KM, Haas JS, Lemon SC, Burns White K, Casanova N, Dominici LS, Erban JK, Freedman RA, James TA, Ko NY, LeClair AM, Moy B, Parsons SK, Battaglia TA. Standardized activities for lay patient navigators in breast cancer care: Recommendations from a citywide implementation study. Cancer. 2019 12 15; 125(24):4532-4540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31449680
     
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Bar chart showing 94 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2011 and 2014

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Breast Cancer Survival Should Not Be Black or White

HealthCity 10/26/2020

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Coronavirus Thank-you Notes from the BU Community

BU Today 4/22/2020

Lost In The Maze

Nature Medicine 10/7/2018

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