Alison K. Herrmann, PhD

Associate Director and Research Scientist, 

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Co-Director, Disparities, Community Outreach and Engagement UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Alison Herrmann is Associate Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente

Center for Health Equity and Research Scientist in the UCLA Fielding

School of Public Health. She is also Co-Director of Community Outreach

and Engagement at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. In

these roles, she is responsible for: identifying and facilitating

opportunities to engage faculty and community stakeholders in research

and outreach activities; designing and delivering training and capacity

building activities to increase community partners’ ability to use

evidence-based approaches; providing technical assistance, oversight and

quality control monitoring for community-based research projects

conducted in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, churches and

worksites. Dr. Herrmann currently serves as an investigator on a number

of federally and state funded research projects aimed to improve health

and reduce health disparities. These include studies aimed to: prevent

tobacco use, increase HPV vaccination, prevent/control obesity, and

increase colorectal cancer screening. Priority populations included in

these projects include safety net clinic patients, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

youth, low income students (preschool through high school), and

Indigenous Mexican agricultural workers.

Dr. Herrmann earned her PhD in Health Policy and Management from

UCLA in 2012 and has been working to develop, deliver, evaluate and

disseminate programs aimed to improve health in diverse communities

across Los Angeles and surrounding counties since 2004. She has been

involved with CDOC since 2014, actively participating in and chairing

multiple working groups over the years. Dr. Herrmann has served on the

CDOC Executive Committee since 2018 and the Cancer Plan Advisory

Committee since 2019.