Community Outreach Core

The major goal of the Community Outreach Core is to reduce the disproportionate burden of prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers among Black and Latinx populations through: bidirectional engagement of Black and Latinx communities; partnerships with core leaders and project investigators to foster community input and the dissemination of scientific information to high risk communities; and use of evidence-based cancer education and materials for community outreach.

Cancer Education Programs

The Community Outreach Core delivers evidence-based prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and clinical trials education programs with the goal of improving their knowledge, fostering risk-reduction behaviors, and improving participation biomedical research.

Cancer Citizen Scientist Program

The CaRE2 Cancer Citizen Scientist training program builds on our previous experience training cancer advocates and Community Health Workers. Trainee selection is through a competitive application process. Training techniques employed include independent learning, lectures and experiential learning.

Cancer Information and Education Materials

The Community Outreach Core disseminates prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer scientific discoveries with public health impact for Black and Latinx populations, and we distribute advocacy toolkits in both English and Spanish.

COVID-19 Resources

Get up to date information about the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and Florida and learn about CaRE2 COVID-19 research and initiatives.

Meet the Outreach and Education Core Team

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD


Sandra Suthers, PhD


Fern Webb, PhD


Our Community & Engagement Team

Eduardo Ibarra

Ileana Guzman

Rosa Barahona

Brandon Hazelton-Glenn

Carolina Aristizabal

Our Community Advisory Board

Mr. Freddie Muse Jr.

Pastor Rhonda Holbert

Mr. Stevie Collins

Ms. Aurora Flores

Ms. Fayetta Justin

Dr. Cynthia Seaborn

Dr. Lisa Osborne-Shuler

Ms. Cynthia Quince

Mr. Gerald Williams

Dr. Maria Pouncey

Dr. Ernest Kaninjing

Mr. Arnold Merriweather

Mrs. Mary Rodriguez

Mr. Hector Rodriguez

Our Community Partners

Want to Join Us?

If you share our interest in reducing cancer health disparities, please consider becoming a member of the CaRE² center. Investigators, trainees, community leaders, and advocates are welcome.