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Beth Glenn

Associate Professor


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Health Policy and ManagementFull Time
Contact Information

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health / Department of Health Policy and Management / A2-125 CHS

Areas of Interest: 
  • Breast Cancer Research
  • Clinical Consulting        

Dr. Beth Glenn is an associate professor of Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding 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 Publications: 
  • 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.
  • Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Chen MS Jr, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Maxwell AE. Integrating theory into community interventions to reduce liver cancer disparities: The Health Behavior Framework. Prev Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;50(1-2):63-7. Epub 2009 Aug 27.
  • 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.
  • Glenn BA, Surani Z, Chawla N, Bastani R. Tobacco use among South Asians: results of a community-university collaborative study. Ethn Health. 2009 Apr;14(2):131-45.
  • García R, Bracho A, Cantero P, Glenn BA. “Pushing” physical activity, and justice. Prev Med. 2009 Oct;49(4):330-3. Epub 2009 Jul 29.