Senior Policy StrategistCompany: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Role: Session Presenter
2020 Conference Session:
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander History and Health – What Didn’t They Teach Us in School?
Iyanrick John is the policy director for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
Prior to working at APIAHF, Iyanrick worked as a policy analyst for the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In this role, he was responsible for analyzing state legislation, preparing testimony and information for Maryland state legislators about proposed bills, and reviewing existing laws and regulations to ensure the department provided adequate health care services to racial and ethnic minority populations in Maryland. He also has experience working as a research consultant for the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, where he managed health-related research projects, performed statistical analysis, managed research databases, and designed surveys and data collection tools.
Iyanrick holds a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law, an MPH in epidemiology from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health, and a BS in biology from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland.