Dr. Beth Glenn is an assistant professor of health services in the UCLA School of Public Health. Her main research interests are in the area of cancer prevention and control among ethnic minority and underserved populations. She serves as an investigator on a number of ongoing projects, including a CDC-funded project aimed at facilitating community-based cancer control research in Los Angeles County and nationally, a NIH-funded liver cancer prevention intervention conducted in Korean churches, a NIH-funded obesity control intervention at worksites and a CDC-funded project aimed at disseminating evidence-based strategies to integrate physical activity and healthy nutrition into organizational routine. She has also led a number of studies including a series of projects focused on breast cancer among South Asian women, a qualitative study aimed at understanding perceived benefits and barriers to genetic evaluation and testing for breast cancer risk among minority women and a survey assessing skin cancer prevention strategies among a state-wide sample of children at increased risk for melanoma due to family history. In addition to her research activities, Glenn, a licensed psychologist, has served as a clinical consultant for the Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology.
Selected Cancer-Related Publications:
Bastani R, Glenn BA, Tsui J, Chang LC, Marchand E, Taylor VM, Singhal R, Marchand EJ. Understanding suboptimal human papillomavirus vaccine uptake among ethnic minority girls. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jul;20(7):1463-72. Epub 2011 May 20
Glenn BA, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Mojica CM, Chang LC, Maxwell AE, Bastani R. Changes in risk perceptions in relation to self-reported colorectal cancer screening among first-degree relatives of colorectal cancer cases enrolled in a randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2011 Jul;30(4):481-91.
Sheinfeld Gorin SN, Glenn BA, Perkins RB. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and cervical cancer: uptake and next steps. Adv Ther. 2011 Aug;28(8):615-39. Epub 2011 Aug 1
Glasser A, Shaheen M, Glenn BA, Bastani R. The sun sense study: an intervention to improve sun protection in children. Am J Health Behav. 2010 Jul-Aug;34(4):500-10.
Glenn BA, Chawla N, Surani Z, Bastani R. Rates and sociodemographic correlates of cancer screening among South Asians. J Community Health. 2009 Apr;34(2):113-21.