Task Group Goals and Initiatives

The Policy Task Group develops and supports policy efforts that favor paying for the patient navigation model.

Task Group Chairs

Karen M. Freund, MD, MPH

Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Karen Freund is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship. She is Vice Chair of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Trained as a primary care provider who continues to see her own patients, Dr. Freund has broad understanding of the clinical issues in cancer prevention, care and survivorship.

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Katie Bathje, MA, LPCC

Kentucky Cancer Consortium

Katie Bathje, MA, LPCC is the Program Director for the Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC), the state’s comprehensive cancer control coalition comprised of more than 70 state-level organizations spanning healthcare, non-profit, academic and governmental sectors. Ms. Bathje works to find collaborative opportunities for organizations to reduce the significant cancer burden in Kentucky through facilitation of policy and environmental approaches to cancer prevention and control, and maintenance of the state’s Cancer Action Plan.

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Elizabeth Rohan, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Elizabeth Rohan is a health scientist in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in 1989 with a degree of sociology and earned her master of social work in Boston College’s accelerated program a year later.

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