Tracy A. Battaglia MD, MPH
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


Pronouns: she/her/hers



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




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


Women's Health Network at BMC_Yr5
05/10/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health / DPH National Center on B

Translating Research Into Practice: A Regional Collaborat y5
09/01/2017 - 05/31/2022 (PI)
National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences
5U01TR002070-05

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)
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  1. Rajabiun S, Xiao V, Bak S, Robbins C, Casanova N, Cabral HJ, Lemon SC, Haas JS, Freund KM, Battaglia T. Using community-engaged methods to develop a study protocol for a cost analysis of a multi-site patient navigation intervention for breast cancer care. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 Jul 08; 22(1):881.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35804359; PMCID: PMC9264587; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-08192-y;
     
  2. Garcia-Alcaraz C, Roesch SC, Calhoun E, Wightman P, Mohan P, Battaglia TA, Cobian Aguilar R, Valverde PA, Wells KJ. Exploring classes of cancer patient navigators and determinants of navigator role retention. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2590-2600. PMID: 35699613; PMCID: PMC9201988; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33908;
     
  3. Battaglia TA, Fleisher L, Dwyer AJ, Wiatrek DE, Wells KJ, Wightman P, Strusowski T, Calhoun E. Barriers and opportunities to measuring oncology patient navigation impact: Results from the National Navigation Roundtable survey. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2568-2577. PMID: 35699612
     
  4. Dwyer AJ, Wender RC, Weltzien ES, Dean MS, Sharpe K, Fleisher L, Burhansstipanov L, Johnson W, Martinez L, Wiatrek DE, Calhoun E, Battaglia TA. Collective pursuit for equity in cancer care: The National Navigation Roundtable. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2561-2567. PMID: 35699616
     
  5. Casanova NL, LeClair AM, Xiao V, Mullikin KR, Lemon SC, Freund KM, Haas JS, Freedman RA, Battaglia TA. Development of a workflow process mapping protocol to inform the implementation of regional patient navigation programs in breast oncology. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2649-2658. PMID: 35699611; PMCID: PMC9201987; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33944;
     
  6. Battaglia TA, Zhang X, Dwyer AJ, Rush CH, Paskett ED. Change agents in the oncology workforce: Let's be clear about community health workers and patient navigators. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2664-2668. PMID: 35699614; PMCID: PMC9201990; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.34194;
     
  7. Battaglia TA, Gunn CM, Bak SM, Flacks J, Nelson KP, Wang N, Ko NY, Morton SJ. Patient navigation to address sociolegal barriers for patients with cancer: A comparative-effectiveness study. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2623-2635.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35699610
     
  8. Garfield KM, Franklin EF, Battaglia TA, Dwyer AJ, Freund KM, Wightman PD, Rohan EA. Evaluating the sustainability of patient navigation programs in oncology by length of existence, funding, and payment model participation. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2578-2589. PMID: 35699609
     
  9. Loo S, Mullikin K, Robbins C, Xiao V, Battaglia TA, Lemon SC, Gunn C. Patient navigator team perceptions on the implementation of a citywide breast cancer patient navigation protocol: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 May 21; 22(1):683.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35597947; PMCID: PMC9123866; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-08090-3;
     
  10. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. A letter is not enough: Women's preferences for and experiences of receiving breast density information. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jul; 105(7):2450-2456.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35534300; PMCID: PMC9250336; DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.03.014;
     
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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:

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