A biological pathway previously found to contribute to the impact of stress on the risk of cardiovascular disease also may underlie the increased incidence of such disease experienced by individuals with lower socioeconomic status.
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Charlestown HealthCare Center
73 High Street
Charlestown, MA 02129-3026
Bigelow Teaching Service-Inpatient Only Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
American Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Dr. Armstrong's work focuses at the interface of genomics, cancer and social policy. Her research interests include breast cancer risk and cancer prevention through personalized approaches, as well as innovation in care delivery and comprehensive primary care. She has illuminated factors influencing the translation of advances in genomics into improvements in cancer control and identified novel mechanisms underlying cancer disparities. Using individualized survival curves drawn from a Markov model, she has developed a novel personalized breast cancer screening and communications strategy to improve decision outcomes for high risk women. Dr. Armstrong has extended her research to examine the effect of communication approaches on cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship behaviors more broadly.
- Jul | 12 | 2019
Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute.
- Jun | 13 | 2018
Episode #1 of the Charged podcast
- Jul | 28 | 2020
Learn more from Dr. Katrina Armstrong about Mass General's commitment to providing the best and safest care possible, whatever your health care needs may be.
- Jun | 15 | 2018
The MGH this week launched a new podcast called Charged; featuring some of the hospital's leading female voices.