Health Promotion Research Institute

About the Health Promotion Research Institute

The HPRI, established in 2009, is located at California State University, Fullerton and is a university-wide institute that is housed in the College of Health and Human Development.


Sora TanjasiriSora Park Tanjasiri, Dr.P.H, M.P.H.

Director, Health Promotion Research Institute
Phone: 657-278-4592

Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri is a professor and the interim chair for the Department of Health Science, and director of the Health Promotion Research Institute at Cal State Fullerton. Her research focuses on the community health needs of diverse populations, particularly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Her scholarship applies community-based participatory research principles and techniques to understanding and addressing cancer health disparities, include tobacco prevention, cancer early detection and survivorship. She has served as PI or Co-PI on more than a dozen extramurally funded cancer-related studies of AAPIs, including Principal Investigator of the five year, NCI-funded U01 Community Network Program called WINCART: Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training.

Steering Committee Members

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  Graciela Amaya, MSG

Administrative Analyst
Phone: 657-278-7763
Fax: 657-278-5666

Sandy Bennett

Sandy Bennett

Program Manager
Phone: 657-278-8145



PoojaPooja Patel

Graduate Assistant