Research Center for Health Equity

In Los Angeles County and throughout the state of California, health inequities are widespread. Cedars-Sinai is committed to addressing and correcting these inequities with the creation of the Research Center for Health Equity. The center is dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved populations on both a community- and state-wide level through research, service, and policy.  

Developed as a part of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai, the Research Center for Health Equity conducts a wide range of research, from molecular/genetic to behavioral, and research-driven community outreach and engagement (COE). COE efforts focus on compliance with cancer screening guidelines and major behavioral and lifestyle factors, such as physical activity,  tobacco cessation and dissemination of the latest, most accurate cancer information. To increase effectiveness and extend our reach, the Center has established partnerships with many diverse community organizations in Los Angeles county and statewide. The center has also established research consortia at the statewide, national, and international levels. 

Another main initiative of the Research Center for Health Equity is the expansion of clinical trial participation in underserved populations. The center is dedicated to educating L.A. community members about the facts and myths surrounding clinical trials. Participating in a clinical trial at Cedars-Sinai offers potentially lifesaving medical treatment to many of our patients and a goal of the Center is to increase awareness and access to such trials for underserved communities.

See photos from our past events below.