California Department of Public Health
Yi Lor received his BS in Biological Science and his MPH with an emphasis in Epidemiology from UC Davis. Before his MPH, he volunteered for the UC Davis student-run clinic working closely with the Asian population by advocating for free preventive health services. He led the Hmong Lifting Underserved Barriers (HLUB) Clinic to increasing health screenings and hepatitis vaccinations for the Hmong community in Sacramento. For his MPH practicum project, he worked with epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Whitmer utilizing data from the Study of Longevity in Diabetes (SOLID) to perform research in understanding the relationship between Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus self-care behaviors and healthy aging in an elderly cohort. Yi will be completing his Cal-EIS fellowship with the CDPH Safe and Active Communities Branch in Sacramento. He plans to continue developing his knowledge and skills as a public health practitioner to better serve his community.