Dr. Marjorie Kagawa Singer Ph.D., M.A., M.N. R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor, UCLA School of Public Health and Department of Asian American Studies.
Her clinical work and research has been in oncology and on the etiology and elimination of disparities in physical and mental health care outcomes for communities of color: primarily with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. She serves on multiple local, state, and national committees addressing the impact of culture and ethnicity on health care and health outcomes, and has published and lectured extensively on cross-cultural issues in health, cancer, pain, grief and bereavement, survivorship, end of life decision-making, and quality of life. She also focuses on the impact of culture and cultural competency through her research on health outcomes, and the cross-cultural validity of health behavior theories and measures in communities of color through Community Based Participatory Research strategies.
Dr. Kagawa-Singer is Regional principal investigator in Los Angeles for the NCI funded national Asian American Network on Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART), and the UCLA NCI funded Minority Training Program for Cancer Control Research. She is also a member of the National American Cancer Society Board, the UCLA School of Public Health Center for Health Policy Research, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the UC-wide Multi-campus Research Program: AAPI Policy Initiative. In addition, she maintains an active empirical research portfolio with a recently funded R01 study on quality of life and survivorship for Asian American Cancer Survivors, and another grant through the OBSSR on Operationalizing Culture, and is Chief Editor of the journal, AAPI NEXUS: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community.