Annette Maxwell

Annette Maxwell, DrPH

Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Annette Maxwell's research focuses on cancer health disparities in diverse populations, especially among several Asian ethnic groups. Her research in cancer prevention and control has ranged from cancer screening to follow-up of breast abnormalities, dissemination of evidence-based interventions and smoking. She has partnered with many community-based organizations and churches to develop and test intervention programs to increase breast and cervical cancer screening, repeat mammography screening, colorectal cancer screening and hepatitis B testing in various ethnic groups.

Highlighted Publications

Maxwell AE, Young S, Crespi CM, Vega RR, Cayetano RT, Bastani R. Social determinants of health in the Mixtec and Zapotec community in Ventura County, California. Int J Equity Health. 2015 Feb 3;14:16. doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0148-0.

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.

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Danao LL, Antonio C, Garcia GM, Crespi CM. Results of a community-based randomized trial to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans. Am J Public Health. 2010 Nov;100(11):2228-34. Epub 2010 Sep 23

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Taylor VM. Constructing a theoretically based set of measures for liver cancer control research studies. Prev Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;50(1-2):68-73. Epub 2009 Oct 31

Maxwell AE, Jo AM, Crespi CM, Sudan M, Bastani R. Peer navigation improves diagnostic follow-up after breast cancer screening among Korean American women: results of a randomized trial. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Nov;21(11):1931-40. Epub 2010 Jul 31