Bio

Current Role at Stanford


Ms. Mesia's work in cancer has been shaped by the NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences 5 cancer control focus areas (prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship), with particular attention around health equity/disparities, community health and social research. As part of the Stanford Cancer Institute, she is responsible for partnership development and engagement, providing capacity-building assistance to partners, managing projects and mini-grant programs, developing community-based researc, and coordinating efforts that improve clinical trials awareness and accrual.

Honors & Awards


  • Special Commendation from the City of Millbrae, California for community service in cancer, City of Millbrae, California - awarded by Mayor Paul Seto (2010)
  • Special Commendation from the City of Millbrae, California for community service in cancer, City of Millbrae, California - awarded by Mayor Daniel Quigg (2011)
  • Hero for Health Award for partnership in improving health among African Americans, African American Community Health Advisory Committee (2012)
  • Senn Award for Academic Achievement and Altruism, Senn Chemicals AG (2013)

Education & Certifications


  • Ph.D.(c), Division of Health Research - Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Public Health
  • M.P.H., San Francisco State University, Community Health (2004)
  • B.S., California State University, Hayward, Health Sciences, Human Biology (2000)

Publications

All Publications


  • The Cancer Information Service: Using CBPR in Building Community Capacity. J Cancer Educ Davis SW, Cassel K, Moseley MA, Mesia R, De Herrera PA, Kornfeld J, Perocchia R 2011; 26 (1): 51-57