Jayla Burton, based in Bay Area California, serves as a dedicated Project Manager at the National LGBT Cancer Network, overseeing the Cancer Leaders Like Us Program. Passionate about reducing health disparities, Jayla is a staunch advocate for systems change, particularly in addressing historically underrepresented communities through research, advocacy and education.
With a strong background in women's health, notably breast cancer, Jayla excels in providing critical analysis of emerging cancer treatments and actively engages in research as a community partner, focusing on understanding the environmental impacts of the disease. She also brings her expertise to the field of substance use, where she concentrates on harm reduction and evaluating recovery support programs.
Jayla holds an undergraduate degree in health science from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an MPH and MS from the University of San Francisco. She approaches all her endeavors, both professional and personal, through a social justice lens, boldly highlighting the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic status.