Ashleigh Guadagnolo, MD, MPHAssociate Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Health Services Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Guadagnolo is a faculty physician and health services researcher in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her academic work includes research into cancer-related health disparities, medical mistrust, and satisfaction with health care among Native American patients. As a co-investigator for the Walking Forward Program in Rapid City, SD, her work has also focused on care delivery innovations, such as patient navigation during cancer treatment among Native American populations in the Northern Plains region. Dr. Guadagnolo served as a sub-committee co-chair for the American Cancer Society's Patient Navigation Leadership Summit. She has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in various health services arenas including health disparities, care delivery innovations and clinical trial participation for vulnerable populations, patterns of technology diffusion, and has recently been awarded NIH-funding for research into end-of-life radiation oncology care. Dr. Guadagnolo is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.