Portrait of Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.
 
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D. is Vice Chair for Research and Professor at the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. She is also Associate Director for Cancer Health Equity for Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California.

The goal of Dr. Hughes-Halbert’s research program is to identify multilevel determinants of minority health and cancer health disparities and to translate this information into sustainable interventions in clinic and community-based settings to improve cancer outcomes and chronic disease management in diverse populations in local and regional geographic areas.  

Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a nationally recognized expert in cancer prevention and control among diverse populations and her research is supported by numerous grants from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Veteran’s Affairs Medicine Center.  Previously, she was a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors at the National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute Advisory Council. Dr. Hughes-Halbert is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.