Sandy Kwong, MPH

California Department of Public HealthCalifornia Cancer Registry

Sandy Kwong is the Chief, Surveillance and Research Section of the Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch. Her first position at the California Cancer Registry was as a summer intern while earning her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UC Berkeley. She was hired as a research analyst at the CCR in 1995 and has had different positions at the registry and now the Branch. In addition to overseeing the surveillance and research for CCR and the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry, Sandy is also the State Coordinator for BRFSS since 2015. Although not doing as much surveillance research as she would like, her research interests include the role of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and risk behaviors on health outcomes. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter. You will likely find her at a soccer game or gymnastic meet when not working.