Dr. Alison Herrmann is a health services researcher with a background and training in psychology, Associate Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, and Research Scientist at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is also Co-Director of Disparities, Community Outreach, and Engagement at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Herrmann’s primary interest is in designing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable, systems-based interventions to improve health behaviors and mitigate chronic disease disparities among diverse population groups. She is committed to collaborating with community members and organizations across societal sectors in this work and has extensive experience in developing culturally appropriate research materials. Dr. Herrmann currently serves as an investigator on multiple ongoing community-partnered research projects that aim to address some of the most pressing public health challenges facing the nation today: childhood obesity, low uptake of HPV vaccination and colorectal cancer screening, and e-cigarette use among youth.