Dr. Kimlin Ashing
City of Hope’s Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education
Kimlin Ashing, Ph.D., professor and director of City of Hope’s Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE), is a researcher focused on improving and expanding care for underserved populations. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She spent 12 years conducting research at the University of California, Los Angeles advancing theoretical and methodological approaches as a behavioural scientist and psycho-oncologist. She serves on the Executive council of Los Angeles American Cancer Society (ACS) and The Intercultural Council on Cancer (ICC).
Dr. Ashing is the notable leader in examining cancer disparities, quality of life and survivorship, and has published over 50 articles and book chapters. Currently, she is developing and implementing community participatory interventions to reduce the risk and burden of chronic illness, in particular cancer. Dr. Ashing has almost 20 years experience in health disparities, behavioral health, minority engagement in research and cancer related population outcomes research. She has published seminal work on the inclusion of cultural, social and ecological domains in investigating patient centered outcomes with a focus on health disparities and increasing recruitment/retention of minority populations in research.