Health Equities Research

Key Aspects of Health Equities Research at City of Hope include:
  • Population-based gene x environment studies
  • Race and genetic ancestry and disease
  • Equitable benefits of precision medicine
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Pilot funds to support new and mid-level investigators in cancer disparities research

Research Projects (by principal investigator)

2018-2019 Health Equities Pilot Grant Awardees

Health Equities Grants are pilot project awards supporting innovative health equity research. 2018-2019 grant awardees included the following researchers and clinicians:
  1. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., and Stacy Gray, M.D.
    Examining the Role of Social Determinants of Health and Biological Phenotypes in Lung Cancer Disparities
  2. Sunita K. Patel, Ph.D., and Timothy Synold, Pharm.D.
    A Pilot Study on the Effects of Family Life Stress and the BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism on Neurocognitive and Quality of Life Outcomes in Latino Children With Cancer
  3. Jacob Berlin, Ph.D., Adam Bailis, Ph.D., and Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
    Next Generation Drug Discovery to Treat BRCA-Deficient Triple Negative Breast Cancer — A Disease Disproportionately Affecting African American and Hispanic Women
  4. Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
    Characterizing Tumor Expression Profiles of Latinas Diagnosed With Breast Cancer