Gomez Addresses Multi-Level Cancer Health Disparities Studies

Scarlett Gomez

Scarlett Lin Gomez, PhD, MPH, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, will speak on the "Multi-Level Studies to Address Cancer Health Disparities: From Neighborhoods to Omics" on May 4, 2021, at 1 p.m.

Gomez is an epidemiologist with research interests in the role of social determinants of health, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, immigration status, socio-cultural factors, and neighborhood contextual characteristics on health outcomes. She is also Director of the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, a part of the California Cancer Registry and the NCI Surveillance Epidemiology End Results (SEER) Program.

Gomez has contributed surveillance data regarding cancer incidence and outcome patterns and trends for distinct Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Hispanic ethnic groups, as well as cancer patterns by nativity status and neighborhood characteristics. She developed the California Neighborhoods Data System, a compilation of small-area level data on social and built environment characteristics, and has used these data in more than a dozen funded studies to evaluate the impact of social and built neighborhood environment factors on disease outcomes.

Gomez' talk is presented by the DCI Cancer Disparities SPORE Program and DCI BASIC Engage: Engaging Community Partners and Basic Scientists in Collaborative Research. 

For more information and to access the Zoom link for this talk, email Aretha Rice.

The lecture is part of the "2021 Cancer Disparities Lecture Series."

*Series includes an additional talk on April 21