Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, is acting professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified radiation oncologist, Dr. Jagsi specializes in the care of patients with breast cancer. Previously, Dr. Jagsi was the Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Jagsi has led seminal studies quantifying under-representation of women in authorship, editorial, principal investigator, and leadership positions in medicine and in comparable compensation. She has identified causal mechanisms, including sexual harassment, inequitable access to sponsorship and endowments, and gendered societal expectations. She also developed and led evaluations of novel high-impact interventions to target those mechanisms, including a multimillion-dollar program to mentor and support those with extraprofessional caregiving demands, institutional report cards on equity metrics, blinding of peer review, and transparent policies on promotions, compensation, and leave. In addition to establishing gender equity as a matter of ethics, Dr. Jagsi has illuminated patients’ and physicians’ ethical concerns about the common practices of using routinely collected clinical data for quality improvement and research and raising funds from patients, causing changes in ethical guidelines, institutional policies, and practice. She is also internationally recognized for research to strengthen autonomy in breast cancer patients and to individualize breast cancer care. She leads multicenter randomized clinical trials of forgoing radiotherapy in lower-risk patients, intensifying it in patients with more aggressive disease, and enhancing patient-centered communication. Recipient of multiple R01 grants and independent grants from foundations, she has authored over 300 publications, delivered scores of keynote addresses and visiting professorships, and received many honors, including serving as Fellow of the Hastings Center.
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