Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH
Susan Sabatino, MD, MPH is a medical officer in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Dr. Sabatino’s research interests include examining quality of breast cancer care from screening through treatment and survivorship. She has led research projects investigating receipt of recommended screening and care, with a particular interest in how access to care influences care received. Dr. Sabatino also serves as a coordinating scientist for The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide), leading systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions to promote cancer screening. She also collaborates on multi-institutional studies examining patterns of care for breast and prostate cancers, and survivorship issues among women with breast cancer, as well as on research teams examining cancer screening uptake, cancer care and outcomes, cancer survivor care, and cancer treatment costs.
Dr. Sabatino received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her medical degree from the Brown University School of Medicine, and a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed residency training in internal medicine and fellowship training in general internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Selected articles Dr. Sabatino has first-authored include—
- 2016 Mammography use among Medicare beneficiaries after elimination of cost sharing.
- 2015 Cancer screening test use—United States, 2013.
- 2014 The influence of diabetes severity on guideline-concordant treatment for breast cancer.
- 2013 Receipt of cancer treatment summaries and instructions on follow-up care among cancer survivors: Results from a national survey.
- 2012 Effectiveness of interventions to increase screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers: Nine updated systematic reviews for The Guide to Community Preventive Services.
- 2012 Health insurance and other factors associated with surveillance mammography use among breast cancer survivors: Results from a national survey.
- 2008 Interventions to increase recommendation and delivery of screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers by health care providers: A systematic review of provider assessment and feedback and provider incentives.
- 2008 Disparities in mammography use among U.S. women aged 40 to 64 years, by race, ethnicity, income, and health insurance status, 1993 and 2005.
- 2007 Breast cancer risk assessment and management in primary care practice: Provider attitudes, practices, and barriers.
- 2007 Provider counseling about health behaviors among cancer survivors in the United States.
- 2006 Health insurance coverage and cost barriers to needed medical care among U.S. adult cancer survivors younger than age 65 years.