Christian Dimaano, PhD, MPH Faculty Profile

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Christian  Dimaano, PhD, MPH


Department of Public Health

Dr. Dimaano shares much of the same background with many of his Cal State students. Not only did he grow up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but CSU East Bay is also his alma mater. Dr. Dimaano completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Francisco, Masters degree at Cal State East Bay, PhD at the University of Utah, and MPH from the University of Washington. Dr. Dimaano holds positions within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and serves on the Washington State Board of the American Cancer Society. Dr. Dimaano is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington where he does research in the area of Health Disparities. Dr. Dimaano is also very excited to teach and work with students as a Lecturer at the California State University, East Bay. He has been on the faculty of the Health Sciences Department at Cal State since 2017.

Cancer health disparities and health equity 

Health disparities education


  • PhD, University of Utah
  • MPH, University of Washington
  • MS, California State University, East Bay
  • BS, University of San Francisco

Not teaching this semester.

Uy, T and Dimaano, C*. Lessons learned from The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: student perspectives on how cultural differences can lead to health disparities. *denotes corresponding author. Health Education Journal, 79: 73-81 (2020).


Alsayid, M, Tlimat, NM, Spigner, C, and Dimaano, C*. Perceptions of colorectal cancer screening in the Arab American community: a pilot study. *denotes corresponding author.   Primary Health Care Research & Development 20: 1-5 (2019).


Dimaano, C.* and Spigner, C. Teaching from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: student perspectives on health disparities and medical ethics. *denotes corresponding author.  Health Education Journal 76: 259-270 (2017).

Chair, Washington State Board

American Cancer Society