Meet the Research Center for Health Equity Expert Team

Cedars-Sinai 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, 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, 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

Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, PhD
Faculty, Research Center for Health Equity

Celina H. Shirazipour, PhD
Faculty, Research Center for Health Equity

Christie Jeon, DSc
Faculty, Research Center for Health Equity
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology Oncology

Center Staff and Administration

Zul Surani
Associate Director, Research Center for Health Equity
Administrator, Community Outreach, Engagement and Partnerships, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

Josyel Castellon
Program Manager

Laurel Finster, MPH
Research Programs Advisor

Allison Kincaid
Administrative Services Associate

Anita (Joan) Levine, PhD
Project Scientist

Norma Bernal
Research Administrative Coordinator

Ergueen Herrera
Community Outreach Coordinator, Latino communities

Dong Hee Kim
Community Outreach Coordinator, Korean communities

Charlie Ruiz Vasquez
Community Outreach Coordinator, LGBTQIA communities