Tracy A. Battaglia, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Tracy Battaglia
(617) 638-8036
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center


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.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


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

Classes Taught

  • Breast Station


  • Published on 10/4/2017

    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.

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  • Published on 6/27/2017

    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. PMID: 28734560.

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  • Published on 5/30/2017

    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. PMID: 28559408.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    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. PMID: 28529216.

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  • Published on 8/9/2016

    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. PMID: 27505148.

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  • Published on 7/18/2016

    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. PMID: 27432417.

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  • Published on 6/14/2016

    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. PMID: 27296566.

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  • Published on 4/26/2016

    Kressin NR, Gunn CM, Battaglia TA. Content, Readability, and Understandability of Dense Breast Notifications by State. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26; 315(16):1786-8. PMID: 27115382.

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  • Published on 1/26/2016

    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. PMID: 27168388.

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  • Published on 12/1/2015

    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. PMID: 26863873.

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