Beth Glenn, PhD

Beth Glenn, PhD

Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management
Co-Director, JCCC Community Outreach and Engagement
Member, UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Associate Director, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Beth Glenn is a professor of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The focus of her work is on conducting scientifically rigorous, yet pragmatic, research to design, implement and evaluate interventions aimed at reducing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer. She serves as principal investigator or co-investigator on a number of ongoing projects including studies to:

  1. Compare the effectiveness of three approaches to increasing HPV vaccine completion in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  2. Evaluate the effect of a multilevel CRC screening promotion intervention in a large FQHC
  3. Understand and address racial/ethnic disparities in liver cancer prevention and control among UC primary care patients
  4. Evaluate the effect of a multilevel obesity control intervention in preschools.

She has also conducted research focused on skin cancer prevention among children of Latino and non-Latino white melanoma survivors, lifestyle behaviors among ethnic minority breast and colorectal cancer survivors and breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screening among low income and ethnic minority populations.

Highlighted Publications

Glenn BA, Tsui J, Coronado GD, Fernandez ME, Savas LS, Taylor VM, Bastani R. Understanding HPV vaccination among Latino adolescent girls in three U.S. regions. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Feb;17(1):96-103. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-9996-8.

Bastani R, Glenn BA, Maxwell AE, Ganz PA, Mojica CM, Alber S, Crespi CM, Chang LC. Randomized trial to increase colorectal cancer screening in an ethnically diverse sample of first-degree relatives. Cancer. 2015 Sep 1;121(17):2951-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29403. Epub 2015 May 6.

Glenn BA, Lin T, Chang LC, Okada A, Wong WK, Glanz K, Bastani R. Sun protection practices and sun exposure among children with a parental history of melanoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Jan;24(1):169-77. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0650.

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. The perils of ignoring design effects in experimental studies: lessons from a mammography screening trial. Psychol Health. 2013;28(5):593-602. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2012.756880. Epub 2013 Jan 7.