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Dr. Alison Herrmann is Associate Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. She is committed to working closely with community partners to improve health among vulnerable population groups by facilitating collaborative research projects with academic partners and by providing technical assistance and training. Her main research interest is in chronic disease prevention in ethnic minority and underserved population groups and she has extensive experience in managing large research projects. She serves as the Assistant Director of the UCLA-site of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, funded by the National Cancer Institute and CDC to facilitate community-based cancer control research in Los Angeles County and nationally. She is also an investigator on the CDC-funded UCLA Healthy by Default REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) project, which supports community groups across the United States in the implementation of policy, systems and environmental change aimed to prevent and control obesity. Prior to these roles, she served as the Project Director for a 5-year NIH-funded community-based liver cancer prevention intervention study conducted in Korean churches. She leads the Disparities, Access to Care and Detection Workgroup of the California Dialogue on Cancer and is a member of Hepatitis B Free LA and the Leadership Committee for 211-LA County.  Dr. Herrmann received her PhD in Health Policy and Management from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in 2012.

Selected Publications

Glenn BA, Bastani R, Maxwell AE, Mojica CM, Herrmann AK, Gallardo NV, Swanson KA, Chang LC. (2012). Prostate cancer screening among ethnically-diverse first-degree relatives of prostate cancer cases: Results of a population-based telephone survey. Health Psychology, 31(5), 562-570. doi: 10.1037/a0028626

Glenn BA, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Mojica C, Chang LC, Maxwell AE, Bastani R. (2011). Changes in risk perceptions in relation to colorectal cancer screening among first-degree relatives enrolled in a randomized trial. Health Psychology, 30(4): 481-491. doi: 10.1037/a0024288

Herrmann AK (2010).  Health Services Research. Handbook of Health Psychology: Theory Research and Practice.  Suls J. (Ed). Guilford Publications, Berkley, CA.

Kaplan RM, Herrmann AK, Morrison JT, DeFina LF, Morrow JR (2013). Cost Benefits Associated with Women’s Physical Activity Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Women’s Injury Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. [Epub ahead of print].

Maxwell AE, Young S, Rabelo Vega R, Herrmann AK, See C, Glenn BA, Mistry R, Bastani R. (2012). Training Mixtec Promotores to Assess Health Concerns in their Community: A CBPR Pilot Study. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health [Epub]. doi: 10.1007/s10903-012-9707-0

Yancey AK, Herrmann AK, Creighton, TL. (2014, in press). Moving the Needle on Physical Activity - Instant Recess at KP. In NPAP and NCPPA (eds). Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Yancey AK, Whitt-Glover M, Tate A, Herrmann AK. (2014, in press) Role of recess and activity breaks during the school day. In: National Physical Activity Plan, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, eds. Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.


Healthy-By-Default (HBD) REACH Project

CORICA (COmmunity Research In CAncer)

Cancer Control Among Korean Church Attendees