Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to reducing cancer health disparities in underrepresented and minority communities. Our programs aim to enhance Huntsman Cancer Institute’s capacity to serve Utah and the Mountain West through these programs:

  • Disparities research
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Faculty and staff recruitment and career development

Disparities Research

The Center for Hope unites communities and researchers to create long-term solutions to prevent cancer and improve health in underrepresented populations.

Community Outreach and Engagement

Our community outreach efforts include these programs:

Rural and Frontier Outreach

HCI serves as the designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for Utah and the surrounding Mountain West region. We extend our reach and increase access to comprehensive cancer care through partnerships with affiliate hospitals and community clinics.

Commitment to Women’s Cancers

HCI continues to address the need for a greater focus on women’s cancers. In 2019, construction began on the Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers. It will open to patients in 2022.

Recruitment and Career Development

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Meet Our Team


Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH
HCI Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


Andrew K. Langi
Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion