Katrina A. Armstrong
Massachusetts General Hospital
Armstrong has made seminal contributions to our understanding of cancer disparities and outcomes, developed novel research methods bridging epidemiology, sociology, and economics, and transformed medical training to integrate fundamental science, clinical care and health policy. As the preeminent clinical investigator studying the social, economic, and clinical forces influencing the translation of genomic discovery into cancer control, her investigations have changed thinking about cancer disparities and led to new approaches for addressing health disparities. At the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital, Armstrong created innovative training programs, advanced novel technologies for prevention and diagnosis, and generated collaborations to address pressing health disparities locally and nationally.