Gelareh Sadigh, MD
Dr. Sadigh is Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology at Emory University School of Medicine and a health services researcher. Her primary research interests have focused on costs of care discussion, enhancing informed decision making, mitigating financial hardship, decreasing healthcare utilization, and improving health outcomes.
Her work has been funded by several foundation and societal grants. She currently lead a 2-year randomized controlled trial (RCT) funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and TailorMed Medical Inc. to test the feasibility of out-of-pocket cost communication and financial navigation in multiple sclerosis patients, a 1-year pilot trial funded by ECOG-ACRIN to implement price transparency and financial navigation platform for cancer patients at a single community oncology practice, and a 1-year trial funded by Woodruff Health Sciences to test feasibility of an mHealth intervention in improving medication non-adherence in metastatic breast cancer patients. Dr. Sadigh has previously evaluated financial hardship in cancer patients and their caregivers and tested the feasibility of delivering financial navigation in brain cancer patients collaborating with a multidisciplinary team including ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) investigators. As the study PI, she has recently completed a career development award funded by the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) and a seed grant funded by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) to study longitudinal changes in financial hardship in multiple sclerosis patients. She has published over 60 manuscripts; all of her work shares the overarching theme of healthcare value.