Cancer Research Center for Health Equity


Meet the Cancer Research Center for Health Equity Team


Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Center for Health Equity brings together industry leaders to improve health equity for underserved populations in Los Angeles County and throughout California.

Director and Faculty
  • Robert Haile, DrPH, MPH
    Director, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    Associate Director for Population Health Sciences, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
    Endowed Chair in Population Health Sciences
  • Jane C. Figueiredo, PhD, MSc
    Faculty, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
    Director, Community and Population Health Research, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
    Associate Director, Center for Integrated Research on Cancer and Lifestyle for Epidemiology, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
    Research Scientist, Division of Hematology Oncology
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Geetanjali Datta, ScD, MPH
    Faculty, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
  • Gillian Gresham, PhD, MSc
    Faculty, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
  • Christie Jeon, DSc
    Faculty, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
    Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology Oncology
  • Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, PhD
    Faculty, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
  • Celina H. Shirazipour, PhD
    Faculty, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
Center Staff and Administration
  • Zul Surani
    Director, Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) & Operations
    Cancer Research Center for Health Equity
  • Josyel Castellon
    Program Manager
  • Loraine A. Escobedo, PhD, MPH
    Project Scientist, Catchment Area Data and Research
  • Laurel Finster, MPH
    Research Programs Advisor
  • Anita (Joan) Levine, PhD
    Project Scientist
  • Shenazar Esmundo, MPH, CHES
    Community Outreach Coordinator, Filipino Communities
  • Dong Hee Kim
    Community Outreach Coordinator, Korean communities
  • Charlie Ruiz Vasquez
    Community Outreach Coordinator, LGBTQIA communities
  • Allison Kincaid
    Program Administrator
  • Norma Bernal
    Research Administrative Coordinator
  • Lourdes Barajas, MBA
    Latinx Lead Community Health Associate
Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have any questions or wish to learn about Cedars-Sinai Cancer's Community Outreach and Engagement, please send us a message.

Zul Surani
Director, Community Outreach and Engagement and Operations
Director, Cancer Research Center for Health Equity