Alison Herrmann

Alison Herrmann, PhD, MS

Project Director, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Associate Director, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Alison Herrmann is committed to working closely with community partners to improve health among vulnerable population groups by facilitating collaborative research projects with academic partners and by providing technical assistance and training. Her main research interest is in chronic disease prevention in ethnic minority and underserved population groups and she has extensive experience in managing large research projects.

She serves as the Assistant Director of the UCLA-site of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network, funded by the National Cancer Institute and CDC to facilitate community-based cancer control research in Los Angeles County and nationally. She is also an investigator on the CDC-funded UCLA Healthy by Default REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) project, which supports community groups across the United States in the implementation of policy, systems and environmental change aimed to prevent and control obesity.

Prior to these roles, she served as the Project Director for a five-year NIH-funded community-based liver cancer prevention intervention study conducted in Korean churches. She leads the Disparities, Access to Care and Detection Workgroup of the California Dialogue on Cancer and is a member of Hepatitis B Free LA and the Leadership Committee for 211-LA County.

Highlighted Publications

Kegler MC, Liang S, Weiner BJ, Tu SP, Friedman DB, Glenn BA, Herrmann AK, Risendal B, Fernandez ME. Measuring Constructs of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research in the Context of Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Federally Qualified Health Center. Health Serv Res. 2018 Sep 10. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13035. [Epub ahead of print]

Bastani R, Glenn BA, Maxwell AE, Jo AM, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Wong WK, Chang LC, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Chen MS Jr, Taylor VM. Cluster-Randomized Trial to Increase Hepatitis B Testing among Koreans in Los Angeles. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Sep;24(9):1341-9. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-1396. Epub 2015 Jun 23.

Glenn BA, Bastani R, Maxwell AE, Mojica CM, Herrmann AK, Gallardo NV, Swanson KA, Chang LC. Prostate cancer screening among ethnically diverse first-degree relatives of prostate cancer cases. Health Psychol. 2012 Sep;31(5):562-70. doi: 10.1037/a0028626. Epub 2012 Jun 18.

Glenn BA, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Mojica CM, Chang LC, Maxwell AE, Bastani R. Changes in risk perceptions in relation to self-reported colorectal cancer screening among first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer cases enrolled in a randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2011 Jul;30(4):481-91. doi: 10.1037/a0024288.