Dr. Jason Mendoza, director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement

Jason “Jay” Mendoza, MD, MPH

Director, OCOE

Dr. Mendoza's research uses innovative behavioral interventions and policies in schools, communities and clinical settings to eliminate inequities in childhood physical activity and nutrition outcomes disadvantaged populations.

View Dr. Mendoza's Profile

Kathy Briant

Katherine "Kathy" Briant, MPH

Assistant Director, OCOE

Throughout her career at Fred Hutch, Ms. Briant has served as a catalyst for cancer control planning and implementation in the Northwest Region as she and her staff have worked with organizations that reach medically underserved populations to help plan, implement, and evaluate effective and sustainable cancer control strategies. She currently works with the OCOE team to use a community-based participatory research approach to implement interventions that address issues around health disparities.

Research Team

Rachel Ceballos

Rachel Ceballos, PhD

Program Lead, Rural Populations

Dr. Ceballos’s research integrates psychoneuroendocrinology and cancer prevention and control with the development and evaluation of culturally appropriate behavioral interventions.

Vida Henderson

Vida Henderson, PhD, PharmD

Program Lead, Urban Populations

Dr. Henderson focuses on preventive health services utilization as well as cancer prevention and early detection, particularly in underserved populations and high-risk communities. 

Margaret “Peggy” Hannon

Margaret “Peggy” Hannon, PhD, MPH

Program Lead, Cancer Screening Activities

Dr. Hannon is the Director of the Health Promotion Research Center, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on dissemination and implementation research, with an emphasis on cancer screening and workplace health promotion.

Casey Lion

Casey Lion, MD, MPH

Program Lead, Patient Navigation

Dr. Lion is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She also practices General Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Yaw Nyame

Yaw Nyame, MD, MS, MBA

Program Lead, African American Populations

Dr. Nyame is Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, as well as a surgeon, researcher and patient advocate who specializes in urologic oncology and general urology.

Myra Parker

Myra Parker, JD, MPH, PhD

Program Lead, Indigenous Populations

Dr. Parker is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral  Sciences, and Director of Seven Directions: A Center for Indigenous Public Health, based within the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, University of Washington.

Steve Schwartz, PhD

Program Lead, Needs Assessment

Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. His research centers on genetic, lifestyle and environmental determinants of neoplasia and its sequelae.

David Doody, MS

Senior Statistical Analyst

Mr. Doody is a member of the Cancer Epidemiology Research Cooperative (CERC) within the Public Health Sciences division.

Kristen Hammerback

Research Scientist

Ms. Hammerback is a research scientist at the CDC-funded Health Promotion Research Center, within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Elizabeth Carosso

Research Project Manager

Ms. Carosso is a research project manager with the OCOE.

Jean McDougall, PhD, MPH

Staff Scientist

Community Health Education Team

Liz Nelson

Community Health Education Manager

Carmen Marquez-Mendez

Community Health Educator, Urban Populations

Kayla Kenyon

Community Health Educator, Rural Populations

Aden Afework

Community Health Educator, African-American Populations

Daniel Padron, MPH

Community Health Educator, Spokane Office

Mary Miller

Community Health Educator, Spokane Office

Craig Dee, MPH (c)

Project Manager, Indigenous Cancer Health Equity

Snowy Johnson, MPH

Apsaalooke, Kainai, and Bitterroot Salish
Community Health Educator, Indigenous Cancer Health Equity

Patient Navigators

Learn more about Patient Navigator Services at Fred Hutch.

Anne Devine

Supervisor/Women's Center, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Tuesday and Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Admin)

Phone: 206.606.7553

Jennifer Deas

NBCF, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.2722

Chloe Lunn-Fisher

Women's Center, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.6665

John Masembe

African American/Black Populations, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.4047

Lenora Starr

Indigenous Navigator, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.1848

Andrea Suzuki

General Oncology, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.7169

Anthony Nget

AAPI Nagivator, Fred Hutch

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.2421
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Contact Us

We are available to talk about our research, engagement and outreach efforts and how we can support your work.

Mailing Address

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Mail Stop M3-B232
Seattle, WA 98109