Health Equity Workgroup

Meets virtually every second Thursday of each month from 2 – 3 pm

The Health Equity Workgroup is currently working on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Plus (SOGI+) Data Project which focuses on ensuring the cancer burden for sexual and gender minorities is represented through cancer surveillance data for this marginalized population. The SOGI+ Data Project includes several components that include collaboration with the California Cancer Registry to add appropriate categories to the cancer data dictionary, a data collection pilot with cancer centers, and education and awareness activities. 1/23

Kimlin Ashing, PhD, Co-Chair

City of Hope National Medical CenterBeckman Research Institute | Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education

Shannon Kozlovich, PhD, Co-Chair        

Science and Policy Consultant

Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH, Co-Chair  

University of California, IrvineChao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Shauntay Davis-Patterson, MPH

California Department of Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Amanda Szuck, MPH

American Cancer Society

L. Midori Kondo, Pharm.D., MHA

Managing PartnerHealth DataVerse, Inc.

Svetlana Popova, MD, MPH

California Department of Health Care Services Every Woman Counts Program

Laura Nathan, PhD

American Cancer Society, ACS Cancer Action Network,

Mills College and University of California, Berkley

Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH

Office of Community Engagement, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jennifer K. Metz, MPH

California Health Collaborative

Every Woman Counts

Zul Surani

Cedars Sinai, Cancer

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Bibiana Martinez, MPH

Keck School of Medicine,

University of Southern California

Morrigan Bruce, MPA

Cancer CAREpoint

Carrie Murray

Health DataVerse, Inc.

Ernesto Sosa, MSW, MPH

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity 

Jen Jensen


Kali Zhou, MD, MAS

Keck School of Medicine,

University of Southern California

Maritza Gomez

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center 

Anna Knight, MS, FNP-C, PHN 

California Area Indian Health Service