The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Tracy Balboni MD, MPH

Harvard Medical School
Tracy Balboni, M.D., M.P.H. serves as an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School, and acts as Director of the Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology Service at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.  Her research addresses the role of religion and spirituality in the experience of serious illness, including its relationship to medical decision-making and quality of life, and the development of spiritual care within palliative care.  Her research work also includes advancing the integration of palliative care within the field of radiation oncology.  Dr. Balboni is a 2011 NPCRC grantee and a 2011 ASCO grantee.