Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing

Medical Advisory Board Member


Dr. Kimlin Tam Ashing is professor and Founding Director of the Center of Community Alliance for Research and Education (CCARE) at City of Hope Medical Center. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. As an advocate-scientist, she is advancing population health science and practice. She is a Population, Behavioral Scientist working to develop and implement evidence-based, culturally, clinically and community-responsive health improvement interventions. Her mission is to engage advocates and civil society in science to speed up and ensure the public benefit of biomedical research and advancements.

Dr. Ashing holds several national leadership roles within the African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium; National Advisory Council for the Asian Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian Cancer Survivors Network and the Young Survival Coalition; and served on the Executive Council of American Cancer Society, Los Angeles. She is a Life Member of the Association of Black Psychologists and a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She served as Board Member, Chaired the Mentoring Committee, and continues on the Scientific and Mentoring Committees of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. She serves as Scientific Advisor to Latinas Contra Cancer, Caribbean Medical Providers Practicing Abroad, and Army of Women. She is a scientific partner with the Association of Black Women Physicians, Los Angeles Chapter, and The Take Action of Health Initiative–a community benefits partnership among the National Urban League, Anthem, and Pfizer. She was awarded the prestigious Fox Award for advancing the field of Psychooncology by the International Psychooncology Society and is a member of the Human Rights Taskforce. She sits on the Minority in Cancer Research Council of the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR). In 2017, she co-Chaired the Mentoring and Career Development sessions for the Science of Health Disparities Conference and the Annual AACR meeting in 2018.

Dr. Ashing is the notable leader in examining health disparities, and cancer inequities, survivorship, and quality of life. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters. In 2017, she coauthored Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer: for Dummies, Wiley, NY. Her scholarship is to understand how culture, ethnicity, socio-ecological, structural, and systemic contexts influence health and patient-centered outcomes including mortality, morbidity, distress, symptoms, and quality of life. She applies this knowledge to implement interventions to improve well-being and reduce health inequities.

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