COE Team

Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.
Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
Founding Director, Center of Community Engagement for Research and Education
Deputy Director, Division of Health Equities

Mayra Serrano, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., CHES
Senior Manager, Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education
      
Alejandro Fernandez, M.S., CCRP
DPS Clinical Research Coordinator, Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education

Marisela Garcia, B.S., CHES
Community Interventionist, Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education

COE Faculty

Narissa Nonzee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences

Susan Nyanzi, DrPH
Health Education Specialist

Leanne Burnham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equites, Department of Population Sciences
 
Ana Tergas, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
 
Marta Jankowska, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Division of Population Sciences

Faculty Champions

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery; Assistant Professor, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences

Amartej Merla, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Miguel Villalona-Calero, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Tanyanika Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Oncologist and Hematolgist

Javier Ogembo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immuno-Oncology

Joseph Mikhael, M.D.
Professor in the Applied Cancer Research and Drug Discovery Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute

Lorna Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery

Veronica Jones, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, and Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.
Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
 
Ed Kim, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice Physician-in-Chief, City of Hope National Medical Center

COE-External Advisory Board Committee Members

Robert Winn, M.D.
Massey Cancer Center

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D., M.P.H.
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Julie Dang, Ph.D., M.P.H.
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kim Rhoads, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Raymond Samuel, M.D., Ph.D.
North Carolina A&T University

Westley Sholes
Survivor Advocate

COE-Community Advisory Board Members

Edward Alexander, M.D.
South Central Family Health Center

Pastor Christopher Bourne
Second Baptist Monrovia

Peter Chen, M.D.
TzuChi Clinics

Phyllis Clark, M.A.
Healthy Heritage

Sharon Cobb, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.P.H., R.N., P.H.N.
Charles R. Drew Medical University

Alyssa Colunga, DrPH, CHES
City of Montclair

Veronica Flores, M.A.
Community Health Councils

Kathye Jenkins, A.B.D., M.P.H.
Witness2Fitness

Angela Jun, D.N.P., M.N., B.S.
Korean American Nurses Association of
Southern California

Shannon La Cava, PsyD.
Cancer Support Community

Cherry Lee
Herald Christian Health Center

Margaret Martinez, M.P.H.
ChapCare

Pastor John McCall
The Bethel Church Pasadena

Eva Meyers, Ph.D., F.N.P.
Adventist Health White Memorial

Matt Moyer, M.P.H.
Community Clinic Association of Los
Angeles County (CCALAC)

Rashida N’Gouamba, M.D.
Huntington Hospital - Simply OBGYN

Sonia Pinal, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.
American Cancer Society (ACS)

Sasha Rarang, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.C.M.
Philippine Nurses Association of Southern California

Elvia Sanchez, M.P.H.
Parktree Health Center

Waleed Shindy, M.D.
Huntington Hospital - Insite Digestive

Rhonda Smith, M.B.A.
California Black Health Network

Karen Tinsley, L.C.S.W.
AKA Black Sorority
Pasadena/Altadena Ivy Foundation