Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
What We Believe
- Diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovation and advance education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.
- Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspective, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work - and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.
- We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
Variation in cancer risk highlights health disparities in the U.S. — for example, African American men have a 111% higher risk of dying from advanced prostate cancer. At City of Hope, we study those at the greatest risk of poor health. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to attain their full health potential.
City of Hope researchers like Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D., are working to identify solutions to the problems of very low minority participation in cancer clinical trials. By taking a holistic and interdisciplinary approach toward inclusion, City of Hope is increasing representation of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, generations and genders.
Christopher Sistrunk, Ph.D., is charged with helping underserved, minority populations get healthier and leading community-driven research projects. He also currently serves as the founding director of City of Hope’s STEM Training and Education Program (STEP), which aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing a career in science, cancer research or other STEM fields.
Our City of Hope employee resource groups spring up organically as people sharing a common identity, interest or goal. These groups promote the full participation of all members of the diverse City of Hope community.
- Asian-Pacific Community
- Hands of Hope
- Indigenous People Alliance
- Latinos for Hope
- Pride in the City
- Veterans for Hope
- Women’s Professional Network
- Young Professional Network
- Connecting People of African Descent for Hope
- International Students and Scholars Association