Media Relations Contacts


Do you have any recent research studies, discoveries or recognition that is of interest to the media and the public? The UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Media Relations Office is here to support you. We will work with you to generate media interest, draft announcements and press releases, harness social media, and coordinate interview opportunities for members.

Media relations staff names, contact information and specific areas of expertise appear below. Our team is available to assist with cancer-related news inquiries only involving UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and its members, patients, programs and services. For assistance with non-cancer specific media relations, please use the UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations Directory to locate UCLA public information officers by beat.


Duane Bates

Communications Director

Vision and strategy, collaborations and partnerships, internal and crisis communications
O (310) 206-4430 / C (229) 938-1917

Denise Heady

Media Relations Manager

Media inquiries, media outreach, filming requests, social media, content management
O (310) 206-2805 / C (310) 405-4703

Milo Mitchell

Senior Multimedia Officer

Video and audio content production, SEO for multimedia, content partnerships and distribution strategy
O (310) 825-8420

Peter M. Bracke

Digital and Analytics Officer

Website, data metrics and analysis, digital strategy, SEO
C (323) 599-1210