MPH Students Content https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/person-type/mph-students MPH Students Content for Rachel Whitmer, PhD en Yor Li https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/yor-li <p>Yi's experience with his family and the undeserved community motivated him to pursue a career in health. While obtaining his undergraduate degree, his interest in Public Health developed from volunteering his time with hospitals in Sacramento and with the free clinic called Hmong Lifting Undeserved Barriers (HLUB). After graduating, he began working with the Imaging of Dementia and Aging Laboratory where he discovered a lack of research in brain health for the Asian-American population. October 01, 2018 - 9:27pm Victoria Sharpnack https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/yor-li Zuleica Rodriguez https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/zuleica-rodriguez <p>As Community Outreach Chair for Knight’s Landing One Health Center, a UC Davis student-run free clinic, Zuleica discovered her passion to improve health disparities in rural populations. She helped improve access to healthcare and transportation for the clinic’s patients as liaison to the farmworker community. While working as a research assistant in a psychiatry lab investigating depression in older Latinos, she studied the importance of raising mental health awareness and offering corresponding resources to cultures with stigmatized mental health. September 17, 2018 - 4:18pm Victoria Sharpnack https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/zuleica-rodriguez Mary Lee https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/mary-lee <p>Mary grew up in nearby Woodland, CA, where she learned from an early age how closely health outcomes are tied to socioeconomic status and other seemingly non-medical factors. During undergraduate, she worked with the Knights Landing One Health Center, a student-run clinic in rural Knights Landing, and The Resource Desk, an organization which provides resource referrals to families in the Oak Park, Sacramento area. September 17, 2018 - 4:17pm Victoria Sharpnack https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/mary-lee Manpreet Kaur https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/manpreet-kaur <p>As a first generation college student, Manpreet holds a strong interest in empowering underserved communities through preventative health and education measures to improve holistic health. Her passion developed while she served as the Health Education Coordinator for the Bhagat Puran Singh Health Initiative (BPSHI), where she engaged closely with the South Asian population. She has led several health clinics at local Sikh Gurdwaras to screen for hypertension and diabetes. September 17, 2018 - 4:16pm Victoria Sharpnack https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/manpreet-kaur Marco Caro https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/marco-caro <p>Marco’s interest in Public Health stems from experiencing first-hand the impact of effective health education on individuals as he served as a health educator for a local community clinic. Afterwards, through his work with Napa County Health and Human Services, Marco was able to garner a better grasp of how policies affect the everyday lives and decisions individuals make. Coming from an underserved community, he understands the importance of empowering minority populations and reducing health disparities at all levels. September 17, 2018 - 4:13pm Victoria Sharpnack https://rachelwhitmer.ucdavis.edu/people/marco-caro