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Denalee O’Malley, PhD
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Research Division
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
112 Paterson Street, Room 464
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-0218
Fax: 732-932-1451   


Denalee O’Malley is an Instructor in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. O’Malley conducts primary care health services research investigating the needs of vulnerable populations, specifically cancer survivors with multi-morbidity and patients with opioid use disorder. Dr. O’Malley is an oncology social work clinician with supportive care practice and program development experience. She recently completed her health disparities focused dissertation, funded by the American Cancer Society Oncology Social Work Doctoral Training Grant, “Examining the Impact of Diabetic Status on Multiple Outcomes Among Cancer Survivors.” She has contributed to the intervention design and delivery (e.g., eHealth, small group facilitation, and psychotherapy) across several primary care and cancer survivorship focused research projects. Dr. O’Malley has conducted and collaborated on several implementation science studies to evaluate primary care practices capacity to translate evidence-based strategies to improve care for cancer survivors and patients with opioid use disorder.