Mita Sanghavi Goel, MD, MPH
Mita Sanghavi Goel, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Sanghavi Goel cares for a diverse panel of patients as a practicing internist and has advanced training in epidemiology, public health, and health services research. She graduated with her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey prior to completing her residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. Following residency, she completed a General Medicine Fellowship at Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess, and earned an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Sanghavi Goel has expertise in examining the role of technology in improving the care for vulnerable populations and developing interventions that can be easily incorporated into clinical practice. She has received AVON Foundation funding to develop, implement and evaluate a multimedia, patient education and motivational video to improve breast cancer screening among a Latina population seeking care in federally qualified health care system. She is also the recipient of an institutional Career Development Award (K12) examining patterns of decision making among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Her newest project examines racial and ethnic variations in the use of personal health records and evaluates strategies for overcoming patient-level barriers to the enrollment in, and use of, personal health records. She has published extensively on health care disparities and cancer care in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Goel MS, Wee CC, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, Ngo-Metzger Q, Phillips RS. Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer screening: The importance of foreign-birth as a barrier to care. J Gen Intern Med. 2003;18:1028-1035.
Goel MS, McCarthy EP, Phillips RS, Wee CC. Obesity among U.S. immigrant subgroups by duration of residence. JAMA. 2004; 292:2860-2867.
Goel MS, Burns RB, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Ngo-Metzger Q, McCarthy EP. Trends in breast conserving surgery among Asian American and Pacific Islanders, 1992-2000. J Gen Intern Med. 2005;20:604-11.
Makoul GT, Dhurandhar A, Goel MS, Scholtens D, Rubin AS. Communication about behavioral health risks: a study of videotaped encounters in two internal medicine practices. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21:698-703.
Goel MS, Gracia G, Baker DW. Development and Pilot Testing of a Culturally Sensitive Multimedia Program to Improve Breast Cancer Screening in Latina Women. In press Patient Education and Counseling.
Goel MS, Sobel RM, Bailey SC, Waite KR, Ross EL, Cameron KA, Wolf MS. The Influence of Celebrity Endorsement: Does Michelle Obama Facilitate Learning or Impact Attitudes for Asthma? Submitted to BMJ.
Narayana S, Yunes Diaz EM, Goel MS. Assessing Mexican Women’s Acceptance of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination for Preadolescent Girls. Submitted to Journal of Ethnicity and Disease.