• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Elena Martinez

Elena Martinez, PhD, MPH

Professor, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science; Associate Director of Population Sciences
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Dr. Martinez is an epidemiologist with expertise in cancer disparities research. She is Professor in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science and Associate Director of Population Sciences at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center. Nationally, she has established strong leadership and commitment to the area of cancer health disparities, particularly in relation to Hispanic/Latino populations in the U.S. Dr. Martinez is immediate past President of the American Society for Preventive Oncology. She has served on NCI’s Board of Scientific Counselors and Board of Scientific Advisors and was one of 28 members nationally who served on the prestigious Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel. She is multiple principal investigator (MPI) of several NCI-funded team science research projects that focus on addressing disparities and inequities. She is MPI of UC San Diego Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) award. Dr. Martinez is a mentor in the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials program.
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