Mandi Pratt-Chapman, PhD is Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity for the GW Cancer Center. As part of the cancer center's senior leadership team, she catalyzes research collaborations to improve the health and health equity of GW's immediate catchment area.
Her past research has addressed clinical guideline development and workforce capacity to advance patient-centered care and health equity. She led the development of national, consensus-based core competencies for Oncology Patient Navigators and the a corresponding online training to provide all navigators access to free training to build competencies. She chairs a task force for the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators to initiate a certification process for Oncology Patient Navigators in 2016. Additionally, she served as co-PI for the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center and has co-authored four holistic clinical practice guidelines on breast, prostate, colorectal and head and neck cancer survivorship care. She has also served as PI and co-PI for four Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded projects to inform health services standards for cancer survivorship and catalyze dissemination and implementation of evidence-based cancer survivorship and patient navigation practices.
Dr. Pratt-Chapman provides technical assistance and training on evidence-based cancer control strategies and health equity nationally to U.S. states, tribes, and territories. Ten years of continuous funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute has supported this work. She has a special interest in improving the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) populations.