Translating Research Into Practice

The TRIP Project, a 5-year grant funded by NIH (1 U01 TR002070), aims to improve the delivery of quality breast cancer care among vulnerable patients through a coordinated care delivery model that includes:

  1. Patient Navigation network
  2. Shared regional patient registry via REDCap
  3. Screening and referrals for social determinants of health

Using this 3-part intervention, TRIP aims to address barriers to care and reduce delays in time to treatment for African American women in Boston. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate city-wide racial disparities in breast cancer care and outcomes, and to serve as a model nationally for other health problems.

TRIP is led by four Principal Investigators from the four Massachusetts CTSA hubs, partnered with the Boston Breast Cancer Equity Coalition, and 6 Boston hospitals that care for women with breast cancer.

Dr. Tracy Battaglia, Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Dr. Karen Freund, Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Dr. Jennifer Haas, Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center

Dr. Stephenie Lemon, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science


6 hospitals

TRIP in the News:

View the Brief from our Breast Navigation Best Practices Symposium on April 4, 2019TRIP Symposium Brief 2019

WGBH ‘Competing Hospitals Join Forces to Close Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival Rates’


EurekAlert! ‘Researchers win grant to test new approach to overcoming roadblocks to health care delivery’

Bostonia ‘NIH Awards $8.6M to BU Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute and Colleagues’

Boston Globe ‘Disparities in Detection, Prevention, and Treatment’

Boston Globe ‘Race impacts breast cancer treatment and outcomes. Here’s what needs to change.’  from the Boston Globe’s Breast Cancer Report.