Daniel J Becker, MD – Career Development Awardee
Daniel J Becker, MD
Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY
New York, NY
Daniel J. Becker, MD, MS, is a Medical Oncologist, a Health Science Researcher based at the VA New York Harbor Health Care System, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Becker holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in English Literature, an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an MS in biostatistics from Columbia University's School of Public Health. He completed his residency and chief residency at NYU, and clinical oncology training at Columbia University School of Medicine, prior to returning to NYU and the Manhattan VA full time in 2015. He completed the NIH Multilevel Intervention Training Institute training program in 2021. Dr. Becker's research focuses on the implementation and dissemination of precision oncology among vulnerable patient populations. His CDA includes an assessment of the use of precision oncology, i.e., molecular testing/targeted therapy, in VA patients with cancer; patient and provider interviews on the barriers to effective precision oncology usage; and the design of an intervention to improve the use of precision oncology for VA patients. The interviews are informed by the Theoretical Domains Framework and Behavior Change Wheel models of health related behavior and behavior change. The ultimate goal of the research is to ensure that Veterans receive state of the art cancer care with an evidence based and sustainable approach.
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