I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research (GIM-HSR) at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an Associate Natural Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Germane to this effort I am currently conducting community partnered research to develop interventions to reduce disparities in kidney disease, cancer and social determinants of health. This includes employing a novel approach to CBPR developed by South Los Angeles community members and researchers from Charles Drew University and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. This approach creates a four step framework for community-academic partnered research: 1) identifying a shared public health problem 2) convening stakeholder groups 3) exchange of knowledge through conferences and then 4) development of work groups from the conferences that expand the pool of community level participants who will contribute to developing action plans and interventions. I?ve described the use of these methods for my recent work on chronic kidney disease in the manuscript in Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. I am also applying these methods to my recent work with UCLA colleague, Dr. Arleen Brown, CERP Co-Chair, and the Los Angeles Urban League on a California Endowment funded project examining the health conditions in a 70-block area of South Los Angeles. I am also conducting similar community-partnered research to understand and reduce cancer disparities as the academic co-leader of the community core for the NCI funded UCLA and Charles Drew University U54 Partnership for Cancer Research, Prevention and Control.