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Jackie Leung

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Parenting, Leadership, and Public Health Advocacy in the Time of Crisis

HPHR Fellow Jackie Leung

By Jackie Leung

Jackie Leung

Jackie Leung is a PhD student at Oregon State University majoring in Public Health – Global Health. Her research background includes prenatal healthcare access and utilization of healthcare services for Micronesian and Pacific Islanders. She has an educational background in law and community health.

Jackie is the Executive Director and a Public Health Advocate with the Micronesian Islander Community (MIC) organization in Oregon. As a community leader, Jackie is involved with community engagement, outreach, organizing, and is an advocate for Micronesian and Pacific Islanders. Jackie is familiar with policy, policy advocacy, and research. She serves on boards, commissions, and organizations including the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, Oregon’s Hunger Task Force, Oregon’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee, the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, and is a Salem City Councilor.

Blogs by Jackie Leung



Jackie Leung discusses “Why I Became a HPHR Fellow and Why Should You”


July 15, 2021

Jackie Leung discusses the importance of community health workers in public health.



Jackie Leung discusses “Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19”


July 13, 2021

Jackie Leung discusses the importance of community health workers in public health.

Heat Wave, Oregon


Jackie Leung discusses “The Cost of Being Homeless: Your Life”


July 5, 2021

Jackie Leung discusses the importance of community health workers in public health.

API; CHWs; training


Jackie Leung discusses “Community Health Workers in Public Health”


June 29, 2021

Jackie Leung discusses the importance of community health workers in public health.

API; representation


Jackie Leung discusses “Representation in Office: Why It Matters in Public Health”


June 25, 2021

Jackie Leung discusses her experience in running for office and her passion in public health.

Cadets performed the Haka Dance during the eighth annual West Point Asian Pacific American Observance Celebration Friday at Trophy Point. A Haka is a traditional posture dance form with shouted accompaniment of the Maori of New Zealand. The U.S. Army photo


Jackie Leung discusses taking back “Micronesian and Pacific Islander in API Heritage Month: The Importance of Data Disaggregation”​


June 23, 2021

Taking Back the Micronesian and Pacific Islander in API Heritage Month: the Importance of Data Disaggregation By Jackie Leung Taking Back the …

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