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Anna (Aziza) Lucas-Wright

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionCharles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
DepartmentPreventive and Social Medicine
Address1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles CA 90059
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    Loyola Marymount UniversityMasters1978Child Development
    2019The Milestone Award, National Congress of Black Women
    2017The Bridgett "Biddy" Mason Unsung Shero Legacy Award, Women's Group of Greater Los Angeles County
    2015UCLA Landmark Award
    2015Beyond The Walls Award in Education/Community Engagement
    2014Team Science Award, Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the American Federation for Medical Research
    2014Tom Bruce Award, Community-Based Public Health Caucus
    2014Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Award
    2010"First Ladies In Service "Award - 12th Annual First Ladies' High Tea, Focus On the Word, Los Angeles, CA

    Professor Anna "Aziza" Lucas-Varnado is Chair of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Director of the Division of Community Engagement, and Chair of the Academic Senate's Clinical and Community Programs within the College of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). Mrs. Lucas-Varnado currently serves on the Executive Committee of the UC End Disparities Project at UCLA, Co-Lead for the Community Engagement Clinical Informatics Core within the UCLA-Drew CFAR research project, as well as community lead for numerous Corona Virus Pandemic Outreach programs. Professor Lucas-Varnado's efforts are grounded in Community-Partnered Participatory Research frameworks to advance Translational Science. Professor Lucas-Varnado is the Executive Director of South Central Prevention Coalition since 2018 and is Consultant to Healthy African American Families and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Professor Wright's community engagement and direct service to under-resourced residents within the South Los Angeles community spans over 50 years. Email: annalucaswright@cdrewu.edu

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    1. Bazargan M, Lucas-Wright A, Jones L, Vargas R, Vadgama JV, Evers-Manly S, Maxwell AE. Understanding Perceived Benefit of Early Cancer Detection: Community-Partnered Research with African American Women in South Los Angeles. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Sep; 24(9):755-61. PMID: 26131760; PMCID: PMC4589099.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Lucas-Wright A, Bazargan M, Jones L, Vadgama JV, Vargas R, Sarkissyan M, Smith J, Yazdanshenas H, Maxwell AE. Correlates of perceived risk of developing cancer among African-Americans in South Los Angeles. J Community Health. 2014 Feb; 39(1):173-80. PMID: 24026303; PMCID: PMC3889655.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Jones L, Bazargan M, Lucas-Wright A, Vadgama JV, Vargas R, Smith J, Otoukesh S, Maxwell AE. Comparing perceived and test-based knowledge of cancer risk and prevention among Hispanic and African Americans: an example of community participatory research. Ethn Dis. 2013; 23(2):210-6. PMID: 23530303; PMCID: PMC3747224.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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