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Policy Teams and Projects

Policy Teams

In 2015, two teams were selected in an open, peer-reviewed competition and are on-call to conduct Policy Initiative research projects:

  • Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD (UCLA, Health Policy & Management): “Health Policy Research for Cancer Prevention and Control”
  • Peggy Reynolds, PhD – (UCSF, Epidemiology & Biostatistics): “Rapid Response for Environmental Research (RaRE Research)”

Funded Projects

To date, four projects have been funded under the Policy Initiative:


Project Title

PI/Co-PI, Institution



Barriers to Breast Cancer Care in California

Ninez Ponce, UCLA

11/1/15 – 1/31/18
(including add-on)


Enhance Implementation of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative

Gina Solomon, PHI
Peggy Reynolds, UCSF

1/29/18 – 1/28/19


Barriers to Metastatic Breast Cancer Care in California

Ninez Ponce, UCLA

11/15/19 – 5/14/20
(plus dissemination)


Awareness of Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Priscilla Martinez, PHI
Peggy Reynolds, UCSF

1/1/20 – 6/30/20
(plus dissemination)

Key Outputs