Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Taking action today to build an equitable tomorrow.

Members of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion team

We Believe Equity is an Essential Principle

At the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, we share the commitment of the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute to ensure that all Americans share equally in the medical advances that result from cancer research, and that current disparities in the burden of cancer are reduced or eliminated.

UCLA is training the next generaiton of young cancer researchers

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote inclusive excellence and equity for our people at every level of our workforce, improve the experience of our patients through accessible and affirming research and care, and invest in our community through education, service, and advocacy.

Our Objectives

To accomplish our mission to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the Cancer Center, our plan is organized into four key objectives and includes a five-year plan. 

UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center JEDI team members Ashley Prosper, MD, Maria Garcia-Jimenez, MD, Jay Vadgama
Members of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion team

Meet Our Leadership Team

We believe that our commitment to cancer equity starts at the top, and the composition of leadership team is a critical step in creating stronger cancer science and reducing the burden of cancer for an increasingly diverse America.

Our Partnerships

To accomplish our goals and achieve equitable cancer care for all, our efforts reach across a spectrum of activities, including collaborations across UCLA and partnerships with its many institutions.

Dr. Fola May and participants at UCLA Colon Cancer Community Screening Event

We Want to Hear From You!

We welcome your ideas on how to best co-develop our future steps to achieve an equitable and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and circumstances.