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Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, PhD

Associate Director, Community Engagement, Outreach, and Equity for the GW Cancer Center

Mandi Pratt-Chapman


  • LBBC Medical Advisory Board member since 2024
  • Her research has addressed improving patient health and health equity
  • Has a special interest in improving the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) populations
  • Principal, Radical Inclusivity



As a cancer researcher who focuses on social needs for cancer patients and access-to-care challenges, Dr. Pratt-Chapman is on a mission to make evidence-based health care and disease prevention strategies available to more people as quickly as possible. Her research focuses on patient navigation, cancer survivorship, evidence-based cancer control, and health equity for intersectional lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQ+) communities.

Her past research has addressed clinical guideline development and workforce capacity to advance patient-centered care and health equity. She led the development of national, consensus-based core competencies for Oncology Patient Navigators that serve as the foundation of a free training that has been internationally accessed by more than 6,000 learners. She chaired a task force for the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators to initiate a certification process for Oncology Patient Navigators in 2016 (OPN-CG). Additionally, she served as co-PI for the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center and has co-authored four holistic clinical practice guidelines on breast, prostate, colorectal, and head and neck cancer survivorship care. She has also served as PI and co-PI for four Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded projects to inform health services standards for cancer survivorship and catalyze dissemination and implementation of evidence-based cancer survivorship and patient navigation practices. . She is currently MPI of a U58 award systematizing social risk factor screening across five cancer centers and providing enhanced support to cancer survivors through a novel community health worker intervention in the Washington, DC region.

Dr. Pratt-Chapman provides technical assistance and training on evidence-based cancer control strategies and health equity nationally to U.S. states, tribes, and territories. Eleven years of continuous funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute has supported this work.

In addition to her role at GW, Dr. Pratt-Chapman is also the founder of the organization Radical Inclusivity, which supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and healing to reduce polarization and foster inclusive perspectives to solve challenging social problems.


I’m trying to solve things with interventions that are systemic.

Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman


Experience & accolades


  • Patient-centered initiatives
  • Health equity


  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Doctorate, Translational Health Sciences


  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Associate Professor of Medicine (2021-present)
    • Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity for the GW Cancer Center (2016-present)
    • Director for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity (2013-present)
    • Associate Director, George Washington Cancer Center (2011-2013)
    • Director, Survivorship (2008-2011)
    • Community Outreach Manager (2005-2008)
  • National Institutes of Health (2003-2007)
    • Day Manager, The Children’s Inn

Awards & distinctions

  • UICC Mentor, Treatment for All, 2019
  • Cordata Health Care Innovations Cancer Difference Maker, 2016
  • UICC Young World Cancer Leader, World Cancer Leader’s Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society Clinical Service Poster, Presentation Award: GW Cancer Institute Patient Navigation Program, 2013
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovator Award for Catalyzing Patient-Centered Care to Exceed Accreditation Standards, 2013