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Antonio has dual roles on the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). In his first role as Program Lead, Decision Navigation & Patient Support in the WCM Meyer Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE), Antonio is a leader in providing decision navigation support and promoting shared decision-making among the cancer patient community through the management of a Patient Support Corps. With knowledge of cultural competence and an aptitude for serving underrepresented, socioeconomically diverse, and racial and ethnic minority populations, the Patient Support Corps ensures patient comprehension of their care plan and facilitates strategies to empower the patient to be an advocate for their health. Antonio coordinates and mentors a team of student interns and other staff in the Patient Support Corps to provide evidence-based decision navigation interventions, information counseling services, and health literacy awareness campaigns, while liaising with clinical and administrative leaders in the WCM Meyer Cancer Center and NYP Oncology Service Line to improve the patient experience and overall outcomes through patient-centered care and decision navigation advocacy efforts. Community outreach programming and community-based research is also a function of the Patient Support Corps through collaborations with local and regional WCM/NYP and other key external stakeholders.
In his second role as Oncology Consumer Health Librarian on the Clinical Library Services team in the Samuel J. Wood Library, he meets the information, education, and research support needs of the cancer patient community at the WCM Meyer Cancer Center, providing information counseling to patients and their caregivers to improve their knowledge of disease and empower them to be informed decision-makers and advocates for their care. In this role, Antonio also coordinates the Cancer Center Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) which is a group of patient advisors and staff liaisons working together to amplify the patient voice in an effort to improve the patient experience across all oncology practices at WCM and foster a culture of patient-centered care.
Antonio’s research interests include health literacy, participatory medicine, patient-centered care, shared decision-making (SDM), and health equity.
Research partnerships, collaborations, and mentorship opportunities.
Program Lead, Decision Navigation & Patient Support
Weill Cornell Medicine
Samuel J. Wood Library
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Community Engagement and Dissemination, Education
Researcher involved in health equity, Educator involved in diversity or health equity