Reshma Jagsi is the Newman Family Professor of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan.  A practicing radiation oncologist who treats exclusively patients with breast cancer, Dr. Jagsi’s research focuses on improving the quality of care received by patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing our understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care.  Both a clinical trialist and health services researcher, she is a Susan G. Komen Senior Scholar and serves on the Steering Committee of the Early Breast Cancer Trialists Collaborative Group and the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Breast Oncology Locoregional Disease (BOLD) Task Force.  Active in professional societies, she has been on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)  and the Program Committee for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  On the CanSORT P01, Dr. Jagsi led the project, “Individualization of Locoregional Management for Early-Stage Breast Cancer.”  She is now dual PI together with Dr. Hawley on the NIH R01 grant that supports investigation of a novel decision support tool through the SharES trial with the Alliance cooperative group; she is also the national chair or co-chair for numerous other trials in the NCI cooperative group system.  Author of over 300 publications, including numerous high-impact studies in journals like the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and JCO, she is a frequently invited speaker for academic institutions, professional societies, and the lay media.  Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and others.  Her contributions have been recognized with election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Sciences Leadership Award, LEAD Oncology’s Woman of the Year Award, the American Medical Students Association Woman Leader in Medicine Award, and the American Medical Women’s Association Woman in Science Award.  She is a fellow of the Hastings Center, the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), ASCO, and the American Association of Women Radiologists.

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