Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Team of Clinicians


Develop equitable policies, resources, and programs that build organizational capacity to integrate equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in cancer research, education and training, and clinical care to promote health equity.

By integrating EDIB into all we do, we are working toward eliminating cancer disparities, driving impactful research, improving patient outcomes, and fostering a more supportive and welcoming environment for individuals affected by cancer and those who work in our Cancer Center.


Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen, PhD, MS

Lisa Sánchez-Johnsen, PhD, MS

Associate Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

A nationally recognized leader in health equity and diversity, Lisa Sánchez-Johnsen, PhD, MS, has 30 years of experience conducting research, education, and clinical work with underrepresented communities in the area of culturally competent health behavior assessments and interventions. Her research interests include obesity, tobacco use, and cancer risk behaviors among those experiencing health disparities, such as individuals who are Hispanic/Latina/o, Latinx, African Americans/Black, Asians, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Alaska Native, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.