Health Promotion, Community Health
HESC 410: Community Health; HESC 411: Promoting Health in Multicultural Populations; HESC 520: Advanced Community Health; HESC 540: Health promotion and Disease Prevention
Sora Park Tanjasiri DrPH, MPH, is Professor in the Department of Health Science, and Director of the Health Promotion Research Institute at California State University, Fullerton. Her teaching and research focus on community health promotion among diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Her scholarship applies community-based participatory research principles to understanding and addressing cancer health disparities, include tobacco prevention, cancer early detection and survivorship. She has served as PI or Co-PI on over two dozen extramurally funded cancer-related studies, including shared Principal Investigator of the NCI-funded U54 Community Network Program Center WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training and the R01 Support Our Women study to promote Pap testing among Pacific Islander women. Her research has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Education & Behavior, and Health Promotion Practice. In addition to her professional work, Dr. Tanjasiri has served as an advisor to numerous non-profit organizations and coalitions, including member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Chair of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Asian American/Pacific Islander National Advisory Committee, board member of the St. Joseph Health System Foundation, board member of the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, member of the California Breast Cancer Research Program Council, and member of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Team for the American Cancer Society California Division. Dr. Tanjasiri received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree in Behavioral Science and doctoral degree in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.