Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, is Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. She graduated first in her class from Harvard College and then pursued her medical training at Harvard Medical School. She also served as a fellow in the Center for Ethics at Harvard University and completed her doctorate in Social Policy at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar. Dr. Jagsi’s medical research focuses on improving the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing the understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care. Her social scientific research includes research into issues of bioethics arising from cancer care and research regarding gender issues, including studies of women's representation in the medical profession. She is the author of over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and her research is actively funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Doris Duke Foundation, and other philanthropic foundations. She serves on the Steering Committee of the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine in Science, the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and numerous other influential national professional committees. She is a frequently invited lecturer on this subject, having spoken as the Mary Elizabeth Garrett visiting professor at Johns Hopkins, the Women in Medicine Anniversary speaker at Harvard, the Clipp-Speer visiting professor at Duke, the keynote speaker at the Brown’s OWIMS symposium, an invited lecturer to the Association of Professors of Medicine, and in dozens of other institutional and organizational venues.
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