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Mary Anne Foo

Expert Profile

Mary Anne Foo

Executive Director
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
Expertise: 
health of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities
health of API children
tobacco control in API communities
API women's health, including breast and cervical cancer prevention
API cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention programs

Biography

Mary Anne Foo is founder and executive director of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, a nonprofit community-based organization helping the Asian and Pacific Islander communities with health, policy, youth, education and community and economic development needs. Foo has spent the past 20 years working with the Southern California Asian and Pacific Islander community. She serves on numerous boards and advisory committees and has been a national trainer for Asian Pacific Islander tobacco control, cancer prevention, cultural competency and women's health care issues. She is principal investigator and co-principal investigator on several health research projects, including a breast and cervical cancer prevention program for Pacific Islanders and Southeast Asians, a cardiovascular and diabetes program for Asians and Pacific Islanders, and a Southeast Asian children's health research project. In 2004, Foo received the Unsung Heroine Award from Rep. Ed Royce of Fullerton, a national award sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors Foundation and PBS. Foo received her master's in public health from UCLA.

12900 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite 214A
Garden Grove  California  92843
United States
Office Phone: 
(714) 636-9095 x200
Office Fax: 
(714) 636-8828

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