Jessica Tuan is a Project Coordinator primarily focusing on the Stand Up to Cancer project as well as other colorectal cancer projects for the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research. She graduated with an MPH degree in the Community Health Sciences department at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health. During graduate school, she trained contact tracers and case investigators to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as part of the state's comprehensive program in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Los Angeles (UCLA). Additionally, she worked as a Health Educator for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health coordinating vaccination sites with multiple healthcare partners in the highest risk and underrepresented areas of Los Angeles County.
Jessica grew up in the East Bay Area and received a BS in Public Health at the University of Washington. Prior to UCLA, she worked as a patient care coordinator at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, helping schedule patients' screening and procedural appointments at the clinic. Jessica has interests in maternal and child health, food access and nutrition, and health policy and is very passionate about addressing the social determinants of health in order to improve the lives of large populations. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, trying new restaurants, and traveling with friends and family.