Associate Director, Community Outreach, Engagement and Partnerships Administrator, Research Center for Health Equity
Cedars Sinai Cancer
Executive Committee Chair
Zul Surani is the Associate Director, for Community Outreach, Engagement and Partnerships & Administrator for the Research Center for Health Equity at Cedars Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. He also serves as Administrator for the Research Center for Health Equity that is focused on addressing health disparities through research, service and policy in Los Angeles and statewide. He brings over 25 years of experience in community partnerships and community-based health research through his prior work at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA working with diverse and underserved communities in the area of cancer prevention, control, and policy. Zul served as the Partnership Program Coordinator for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service in Southern California for almost a decade. In his most recent position, he served as Executive Director for Health Sciences Campus Community Partnerships, as well as a community benefit advisor to Keck Medicine of USC. He has served on numerous cancer and tobacco related committees over the last 10 years and more recently on the State of California’s Health Education Professions Board scholarship committee. Zul was born in Kenya of Indian descent and has a B.S in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Care Management from USC with graduate-level training in Public Health also from USC.