Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH

University of California, Irvine

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Health, Society and Behavior, and Associate Director of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement for the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health. Her research focuses on community health promotion to reduce cancer health disparities among diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Using community-based participatory research (CBPR), she has served as PI or Co-PI on over two dozen extramurally funded cancer-related studies on tobacco prevention and cessation, cancer early detection, and survivorship. Her research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Education & Behavior, and Health Promotion Practice. Dr. Tanjasiri also serves as advisor to numerous non-profit organizations, including the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment Advocacy and Leadership, and the Orange County Women’s Health Project. She received her DrPH in Community Health Sciences and her MPH in Behavioral Science at the UCLA School of Public Health.