Beth Glenn, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Glenn is Professor of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Co-Director of Disparities, Community Outreach and Engagement in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) and Associate Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. Dr. Glenn is a health psychologist with strong training in theory and methodological issues. The primary focus of her research is the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to improve adoption of prevention recommendations and reduce racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer and other chronic diseases. She has conducted a number of studies focused on improving primary and secondary prevention behaviors among high risk and racial/ethnic minority populations including interventions to improve cancer screening rates, lifestyle behaviors, use of sun protection, and HPV vaccination funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among others. These projects take a team science approach and rely on collaboration with diverse community stakeholders including health systems, worksites, preschools, community-based organizations, and churches. In addition to research, her team conducts additional activities to support organizations in reducing health inequities in the community through trainings, technical assistance, and a small grants program.