University of Arizona
Dr. Batai is specialized in urologic oncology research. The overarching goals of his research are to identify genetic, biological, and social/behavioral factors affecting cancer development and progression and to develop programs to reduce cancer burden and improve cancer care. His current research projects explore genomic variation in renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer to identify genomic markers of early-onset, aggressiveness, and recurrence. His research projects also try to understand variation in urologic cancer clinical characteristics and treatments that patients receive to improve urologic cancer care and develop programs to provide quality urologic care, especially in medically underserved populations. He received PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, and then in Cancer Education and Career Training Program, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona.