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Kathleen Shumaker, M.S.W., M.P.H.

Kathleen Shumaker, M.S.W., M.P.H.

Kathleen Shumaker, MSW, MPH is the project manager for the Health Equity Toolkit project at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. She grew up in North Carolina before receiving her Bachelor’s of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. After working in community education and youth outreach in the intimate partner violence (IPV) field, she […]

Diana Balderas Trujillo, B.S.

Diana Balderas Trujillo, B.S.

Diana Balderas Trujillo is a program coordinator at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research. She received her B.S. in physiological sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. She grew up in South Central Los Angeles where she was first introduced to the health disparities […]

Smriti Abraham, M.P.H.

Smriti Abraham, M.P.H.

Smriti Abraham is a Project Coordinator focused on promoting cancer screenings and tobacco control in Southern California communities for the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research. She graduated from Grand Valley State University’s School of Public Health with an MPH specializing in Epidemiology. Prior […]

Isabella (Bella) de Sa, B.S.

Isabella (Bella) de Sa, B.S.

Isabella de Sa is a project coordinator for the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research. She received her B.S. in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2022.Following her graduation, Bella continued to work at the University of Michigan School […]

Alison Elliott, M.P.H

Alison Elliott, M.P.H

Alison Elliott is a project coordinator focused on multiple California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program funded projects at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research. Her research interests include tobacco use prevention, as well as adolescent and community mental health interventions.Prior to her work at […]

Nahyaab Shaikh, M.P.H.

Nahyaab Shaikh, M.P.H.

Nahyaab Shaikh is a Health Educator at the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. Nahyaab attended California State University, Los Angeles to attain his Bachelor of Science in Public Health. As an undergraduate student, Nahyaab interned as a Health Educator at CSULA’s Student Health Center, developing and delivering workshops to students on various different […]

Miriam Dvorsky

Miriam Dvorsky

Miriam Dvorsky is a Clinical Trials Coordinator for the Colorectal Cancer Prevention NRG Oncology clinical trial, FORTE. Miriam chose to pursue a career in clinical research trials in 2015 when she started working on her first clinical research in UCLA with Dr. May in Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. She managed multiple research studies in […]

Juliet Zhou, B.S.

Juliet Zhou, B.S.

Juliet Yixuan Zhou recently joined the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research as a graduate student researcher and performs statistical analysis and data management for various projects, including the MICOP Living with Love Program, and the HPV vaccine project at NEVHC. She is currently a PhD student in Biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding […]

Jenna Alarcon, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Jenna Alarcon, M.P.H., C.H.E.S.

Jenna Alarcon is the Project Coordinator for the Colorectal Polyp Surveillance study to improve colorectal cancer surveillance at UCLA Health. She graduated from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health with an MPH in Community Health Sciences. Prior to working at UCLA Jonsson Cancer Comprehension Center, she worked at the Center of Culture, Trauma and Mental […]

Esmeralda Limeta, B.A.

Esmeralda Limeta, B.A.

Esmeralda (Esme) Limeta was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from Beloit College with a BA in Public Health. She is a Health Educator for the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research. As part of her responsibilities, Esme assists with creating […]