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About Dr. Aditi Hazra

PhD, MPH

Aditi Hazra is a cancer genomic epidemiologist, humanitarian, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Hazra’s American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant’s goals are to improve risk stratification of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) by integrating RNA sequencing data in DCIS specimens with social determinants of health to personalize treatment for diverse DCIS patients. The long-term vision of this “precision health equity” is to prevent DCIS progression to invasive breast cancer. Dr. Hazra serves on the Executive Leadership Committee for the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) campaign to honor survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and raise awareness for prevention, screening, genetic testing, and early detection.

To level the playing field of access, Dr. Hazra launched STARS (Strength Training And Research for Survivorship) Exercise to offer FREE (virtual) online Strength Classes and cancer survivorship education with a focus on BIPOC women in 2021. The virtual platform opened the door for younger and older cancer survivors who may be immunocompromised or unable to travel, or afford or attend a public gym. Dr. Hazra was previously certified in Pilates and is completing additional Cancer Specialist training with the American Council on Exercise. The STARS Exercise program incorporates stretching, stability, and strengthening exercises with uplifting music and discussion of a wellness and survivorship topic. The STARS Exercise program (Instagram: @starsexercise; https://www.starsexercise.com) was supported by Athleta’s Power of She Fund.