Manami Bhattacharya, PhD, MS, is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Healthcare Assessment Research Branch of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program. Manami’s research focuses on cancer inequalities, specifically in quality of care and quality of life in cancers that have well-defined screening and treatment guidelines, such as breast and cervical cancers. She is especially interested in disparities in care for populations that experience systematic disadvantages, such as racialized and minoritized populations, immigrants, and individuals with mental illness. As well as working with claims data, Manami has spent time training in qualitative and community-engaged methods.
Manami received her PhD in Health Services Research (minoring in sociology and health equity) from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. She holds a MS from the University of Minnesota, also in Health Services Research, but with a focus on health intelligence and analytics. Her dissertation research used SEER-Medicare data to examine differences in breast cancer outcomes between women with and without mental illnesses.