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Kimlin Tam Ashing, Ph.D.

Founding Director, Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education; Professor, Department of Population Sciences
Research Focus
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Related Quality of Life
  • Community-based Participatory Research
Email: [email protected]

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Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing is professor, and Founding Director of the Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE) at City of Hope Medical Center. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  As an advocate-scientist, she is advancing population health science and practice. She is a Population, Behavioral Scientist working to develop and implement evidenced based, culturally, clinically and community responsive health improvement interventions. Her mission is to engage advocates and civil society in science to speed-up and ensure the public benefit of biomedical research and advancements.

Dr. Ashing holds several national leadership roles within the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium; National Advisory Council for the Asian Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian Cancer Survivors Network and the Young Survival Coalition; and served on the Executive Council of American Cancer Society, Los Angeles. She is a Life member of the Association of Black Psychologists and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She served as Board Member, Chaired the Mentoring Committee and continues on the Scientific and Mentoring Committees of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. She serves as Scientific Advisor to Latinas Contra Cancer, Caribbean Medical Providers Practicing Abroad and Army of Women. She is scientific partner with the Association of Black Women Physicians, Los Angeles Chapter, and The Take Action of Health Initiative--a community benefits partnership among National Urban League, Anthem and Pfizer. She was awarded the prestigious Fox Award for advancing the field of Psychooncology by the International Psychooncology Society, and is a member of the Human Rights Taskforce. She sits on the Minority in Cancer Research Council of the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR). In 2017, she co-Chaired the Mentoring and Career Development sessions for the Science of Health Disparities Conference and the Annual AACR meeting in 2018. 

Dr. Ashing is the notable leader in examining health disparities, and cancer inequities, survivorship and quality of life. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters.  In 2017, she coauthored Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer: for Dummies, Wiley, NY. Her scholarship is to understand how culture, ethnicity, socio-ecological, structural and systemic contexts influence health and patient centered outcomes including mortality, morbidity, distress, symptoms and quality of life. She applies this knowledge to implement interventions to improve well-being and reduce health inequities



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  • Martin D, Lam T, Brignole K, Ashing K et al., Recommendations for Cancer Epidemiologic Research in Understudied Populations and Implications for Future Needs: A Think Tank Report. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention (2016) 25.4: 573‐580.
  • Alcaraz K, Sly J, Ashing K, Fleisher L, et al. The ConNECT Framework: A Model for Advancing Behavioral Medicine Science and Practice to Foster Health Equity. Journal of Behavioral Medicine (2016): 1‐16.
  • Ashing K, et al., Thoughts and Response to Authority Perpetrated, Discriminatory, and Race‐Based Violence. JAMA Peds, (2017). 171:6, 511‐12. PMCID: Not applicable
  • Wu C, Ashing, K., et al. (2018). The Association of Neighborhood Context with Health Outcomes among Minority Breast Cancer Survivors. J Behav Med, 41(1), 52‐61. PMCID: PMC5766377.
  • Ragin C, Blackman E, ….Ashing K Cancer In Population of African Ancestry: Studies of the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium. Guest Editor, Editorial Author, Cancer Causes and Control, 2017, 28(11): 1173‐76
  • Ashing K, et al., Examining HPV‐ and HPV‐vaccine related cognitions and acceptability among US Born and Immigrant African Americans and Latinos: A Preliminary Catchment Area Study. Cancer Causes and Control, 2017, 28(11): 1141‐48
  • Ashing K, et al., Joining Voices of Providers, Advocates and Parents for Increasing HPV Vaccination in Low Vaccination and Immigrant Dense Communities. Cancer Health Disparities. In Press
  • Amini A, Robin T, Rusthoven C, Schefter T, Akhavan D, Chen Y, Glaser S, Corr B, Ashing K, Fisher C. (2018). Disparities Predict for Higher Rates of Cut‐Through Hysterectomies in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. In Press.
  • Menon U, Ashing K, Alcaraz K, Sly J, et al. Application of the ConNECT Framework to Precision Health and Health Disparities. Nursing Research. In Press.
  • Blackman E; Ashing K; …Ragin C. The Cancer Prevention Project of Philadelphia: Preliminary findings examining diversity among the African Diaspora. Ethnicity and Health. In Press
  • Brian D, Christie J, Donovan K, Kim J, Pal T, Ashing K, ... Vadaparampil S. T. Psychosocial Impact of BRCA Testing in Young Black Breast Cancer Survivors. Psychooncology. In Press.
  • Ashing K, George M, Perez‐Stable E, Dawkins‐Moultin L, Antoine GM, Nunez‐Smith M. Across Borders: Thoughts and Considerations about Cultural Preservation among Immigrant Clinicians. International Journal of Quality in Health Care. In Press.
  • Badal K, Ashing K, Marcellin E. Development of a Cancer Patient Navigation Training Program for the Caribbean Context. J Oncology Navigation and Survivorship. In Press.
  • Yeary K, Alcaraz K, Ashing K et al., Considering Religion and Spirituality in Precision Medicine. Translational Behavioral Medicine. In Press
  • Ashing K, Etim N, Dawkins‐Moultin L, Ragin C. Increasing Pap Uptake and HPVV Knowledge and Acceptability among African American Women using a Multicomponent Approach. J Cancer Edu. In Press
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