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Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH, is Professor in the University of California, Irvine Department of Epidemiology, and Associate Director of Cancer Health Disparities and Community Engagement at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Her research focuses on community health promotion to reduce cancer health disparities among diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has served as PI or Co-PI on over two dozen extramurally funded cancer-related studies, including multiple Principal Investigator of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation-funded Optimizing Access to Cancer Care for Asian Americans, the NCI-funded U54 Community Network Program Center WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training. Her research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Education & Behavior, and Health Promotion Practice. Dr. Tanjasiri also serves as advisor to numerous non-profit organizations, including the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance, St. Joseph Health System Community Partnership Fund, and the Orange County Women’s Health Project.

Dr. Tanjasiri received her DrPH in Community Health Sciences and her MPH in Behavioral Science from the UCLA School of Public Health.

For more information on Dr. Tanjasiri, her research interests and recent publications, please visit her full-length faculty bio


Current Research Projects

Currently Dr. Tanjasiri is conducting a three-year study that aims to improve access to specialty cancer care for low-income Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese adults in Orange County.


In the News

Orange County Register 

December 2016: Most Influential 2016 Sora Park Tanjasiri Headed the OC Women's Health Policy Summit This Year

December 2014: These 15 people could shape 2015 in Orange County and beyond