Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities Service: About Us

For more than 20 years, the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities (IHCD) Service has worked to identify and eliminate disparities in health and cancer treatment among immigrants and minorities. Housed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since 2011, the IHCD Service offers a wide range of programs for patients, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates.

Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach to address gaps in healthcare at the local, national, and global levels. Our community-based programs provide a gateway to health education and services for immigrants and other medically underserved minorities in New York City and beyond.

Through our research initiatives, we continually assess the impact of our programs and seek to identify disparities in cancer treatment and healthcare. We are also working to increase the representation of minorities in clinical trials.

In addition, our team offers medical translation and cultural competency training for healthcare professionals and patient advocates at Memorial Sloan Kettering and at other medical centers throughout the United States.

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Join Us

If you are multilingual, enjoy working with patients, and have an interest in public health, please consider a volunteer position or an internship with us.

Learn how to make a contribution to one of our programs. To find out how you can help in other ways, please contact the relevant program manager or call us at 646-888-4600.

Our Experts

Francesca M. Gany
Chief, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
Abraham Aragones
Assistant Attending Physician
Pictured: Katherine N. DuHamel, PhD
Katherine N. DuHamel
Pictured: Claudia Ayash
Claudia Ayash
Co-Director, Arab Health Initiative; Program Manager, IHCD
Pictured: Javier Gonzalez
Javier Gonzalez
Program Manager, Language Initiatives
Pictured: Lakshmi Prasad
Lakshmi Prasad
Coordinator, South Asian Health Initiative
Pictured: Julia Ramirez
Julia Ramirez
Community Outreach Manager
Pictured: Nicole Roberts
Nicole Roberts
Research Manager
Pictured: Rosario Costas Muniz
Rosario Costas Muniz
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Pictured: Lisa Diamond
Lisa Diamond
Jennifer C. Leng