Nina A Bickell, MD
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Specialties:Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Dr. Bickell is Director of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s NIMHD-funded Center to Achieve and Sustain Improved Health in Harlem designed to improve care in minority communities and Co-Director of the Center for Health Equity & Community Engaged Research. She currently is Principal Investigator of NCI and DoD-funded studies to assess and reduce disparities in breast, ovarian and prostate cancer treatment.
A practicing primary care general internist in the Mount Sinai Diagnostic & Treatment Center, she completed a primary care internal medicine residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, a preventive medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her MPH in epidemiology, and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to academic appointments, Dr. Bickell served as a senior clinical research scientist at the NYS Department of Health in the Office of Quality Improvement.
Dr. Bickell's research includes: assessing causes of and creating interventions to reduce racial & ethnic disparities in care; improving the quality of care; implementation research; continuity and coordination of care; community engaged research, comparative effectiveness research and social determinants of health.
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine
MD, New York Medical College
Residency, Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Memorial Hospital
NYC Mayor's Certificate of Appreciation
Research interests include:
Quality of care, racial disparities in care, approaches to improve quality, access to care for vulnerable populations, coordination of care, continuity of care
- Center for Achieving & Sustaining Improved Health/Harlem
The Center for Achieving and Sustaining Improved Health in Harlem is a Center of Excellence to Reduce Disparities in health and healthcare. The Center builds on a foundation of disparities work we've conducted, expands to a new generation of intervention trials, is enthusiasti...
Bickell NA, Neuman J, Franco R, Fei K, Joseph KA. Breast cancer Quality of Care: Perception vs Practice. J Clin Oncol 2012; Apr 9.([Epub ahead of print]).
Bickell NA, McAlearney AS, Wellner J, Fei K, Franco R. Understanding the Challenges of Adjuvant Treatment Measurement and Reporting in Breast Cancer. Med Care 2011; Dec 30.: [Epub ahead of print].
Adler R, Vasiliadis A, Bickell NA. The relationship between continuity and patient satisfaction: a Systematic Review. Family Practice 2010; doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmp099.
Cohen A, Shastri K, Geduld A, Bickell NA. Are Patient Assistance Programs Able to Meet the Needs of New York City Women With Breast Cancer? Women's Perspectives . Eur J Cancer Care 2009; 18: 50–56.
Bickell NA, Weidmann J, Fei K, Lin JJ, Leventhal H. Underuse of Breast Cancer Adjuvant Treatment: Patients’ Knowledge, Beliefs and Medical Mistrust. J Clin Onc 2009; 27(31): 5160-7.
Bickell NA, Shastri K, Fei K, Oluwole S, Godfrey H, Hiotis K, Srinivasan A, Guth AA. A Tracking and Feedback Registry to Reduce Disparities in Breast Cancer Care. J Natl Cancer Inst 2008; 100: 1-7.
Bickell NA, Hwang U, Anderson RM, Rojas M, Barsky CL. What Affects Time to Care in Emergency Room Appendicitis Patients?. Med Care 2008; 46(4): 1-5.
Bickell NA, Cohen A. Understanding reasons for underuse: An approach to improve quality and reduce disparities in breast cancer treatment. Mt Sinai J Med 2008; 75(1): 23-30.
Bickell NA, LePar F, Leventhal H. Lost Opportunities: Physician Reasons for & Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment. J Clin Onc 2007; 25: 2516–2521.
Bickell NA, Aufses AH, Rojas M, Bodian C. How Time affects the risk of rupture in appendicitis. J Am Coll Surg 2006;.
Bickell NA, Wang JJ, Oluwole S, Schrag D, Godfrey H, Hiotis K, Mendez J, Guth AA. Missed Opportunities: Racial Disparities in Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment. J Clin Onc 2006; 24(9): 1357-62.
Kalet AL, Fletcher KE, Ferdman D, Bickell NA. Defining, navigating and negotiating success: what mid-career RWJ Clinical Scholar women say. J Gen Intern Med 2006; 21: 920–925.
Bickell NA, Federman AD, Aufses AH. Influence of time on risk of bowel resection among patients with complete intestinal obstruction. J Am Coll Surg 2005; 201(6).
Horowitz CR, Arniella A, James S, Bickell NA. Developing and implementing strategies to reduce health disparities in Harlem: Community-based participatory research in action. Mt Sinai J Med 2004; 71: 368-74.
Bickell NA, Bodian C, Anderson RM, Kase N. Time and the Risk of Ruptured Tubal Pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004; 104: 789-794.
Bickell NA, McEvoy MD. Physicians' Reasons for Failing to Deliver Effective Breast Cancer Care: A Framework for Underuse. Med Care 2003; 41: 442-6.
Horowitz CR, Williams L, Bickell NA. A Community-Centered Approach to Diabetes Care. J Gen Intern Med 2003; 18: 542-548.
Bickell NA. Race, ethnicity and disparities in breast cancer: victories and challenges. Womens Health Issues 2002; 12: 238-51.
Bickell NA, Young GJ. Coordination of care for early-stage breast cancer patients. J Gen Intern Med 2001; 16: 737-742.
Bickell NA, McEvoy MD, Chassin MR. Reasons for Underuse: The Case of Breast Cancer. JGIM 2000; 15.
Bickell NA, Aufses AH, Chassin MR. The Quality of Early-Stage Breast Cancer Care. Annals of Surgery 2000; 232.
Bickell NA, Chassin MR. Measuring the Quality of Bresat Cancer Care: Do Tumor Registries Measure Up?. Annals of Internal Medicine 2000; 132: 705-710.
Bickell NA, Aufses AH, Chassin MR. Engaging Clinicians In a QI Strategy For Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment. QMHC 1998; 6.
Roohan PJ, Bickell NA, Baptiste MS, Therriault GD, Ferrara EP, Siu AL. Hospital Volume Differences And Breast Cancer Five Year Survival. Am J Public Health 1998; 88.
Bickell NA, Zdeb MS, Applegate MS, Roohan PJ, Siu AL. Effect of External Peer Review on Cesarean Delivery Rates: A Statewide Program. Obstet Gynecol 1996; 87.
Bickell NA, Evans AT, Earp JA, Bernstein SJ. Experts' and Practicing Community Gynecologists' Ratings of Hysterectomy Appropriateness: A Matter of Opinion. American Journal of Public Health 1995; 85.
Bickell NA. Drug Companies and CME. Journal of General Internal Medicine 1995; 10.
Woloshin S, Bickell NA, Gany F, Welch HG. Language Barriers In Medicine in the United States. JAMA 1995; 273.
Bickell NA. Gynecologists' Gender, Clinical Beliefs and Hysterectomy Rates. American Journal of Public Health 1994; 84.
Bickell NA, Pieper KS, Lee KL, Mark DB, Glower DD, Pryor DB, Califf RM. Referral patterns for coronary artery disease treatment: Gender bias or good clinical judgment?. Ann Intern Med 1992; 116.
Livaudais JC, Franco R, Fei K, Bickell NA. Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making: Are We Asking Too Much of Patients?. JGIM - in press;.
McAlearney AS, Bickell NA. Improving Breast Cancer Care Measurement and Reporting in a Complex, Urban Hospital Setting. J Healthcare Management - in press;.
James S, Bickell NA, Walker W, Arniella G, Horowitz C. Community ACTION Boards: An innovative model for effective community-academic research partnerships. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action - in press;.