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.

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

Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp, PhD

Public Health Institute


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

Karina Moyano, MPH

Community Outreach & Engagement, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Tammy Pilisuk, MPH

California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch

Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH

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

Jennifer K. Metz, MPH

California Health Collaborative

Every Woman Counts

Amanda Szuck, MPH

American Cancer Society

Zul Surani

Cedars Sinai, Cancer

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Morrigan Bruce, MPA

Cancer CAREpoint

Bibiana Martinez, MPH

Keck School of Medicine,

University of Southern California

Carrie Murray

Health DataVerse, Inc.

Jen Jensen

Syapse

Ernesto Sosa, MSW, MPH

UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity