Alison K. Hermann, 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.