Aun Lor

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Science Officer, Deputy Associate Director for Science, Public Health Ethics Lead, CORE Health Equity Liaison, CGH


  • PhD in Anthropology, Emory University,  2014
  • Master of Arts, Emory University, 2013
  • Master of Public Health, Emory University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Emory University, 1995


Currently, Dr. Lor is a Science Officer, functionally the Deputy Associate Director for Science at the Center for Global Health (CGH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and was appointed by CGH Director to serve as the CGH CORE Health Equity Liaison, leading the development of CDC Global Health Equity Strategy. He has worked at CDC for over 24 years, mainly in science offices, helping to ensure scientific integrity and quality of CDC works, providing scientific leadership, guidance, training, and oversight of research, surveillance, and program activities. From January 2005 to January 2006, he was detailed to help CDC Office of Science (known then as known then as Office of the Associate Director for Science (OADS), serve as one of the deputies to develop the first CDC-wide Research Agenda. Additionally, over the last two decades, he lead agency-wide efforts on public health ethics, health and human rights, social determinants of health, and health equity. He is the founder of the CDC Health and Human Rights Workgroup (HHRW), which was one of the longest lasting science workgroups at CDC, active from 2001 to 2015. He also is a founding member of the CDC Public Health Ethics Committee (PHEC), serving on the steering committee, and as its first chair of the education subcommittee. During much of 2000s he worked collaboratively with CDC OS, and CDC scientific workgroups, such as the Measures of Racism Workgroup, and Social Determinants of Health Workgroup, to address social determinants of health, human rights, and racism issues across CDC. Early on in his CDC career, he was a founding member of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD Prevention (NCHHSTP) of the Health Equity Workgroup in the late 1990’s.

email: aal8 [at] cdc [dot] gov


  • Ochieng, Walter & Young, Marisa & Abimbola, Taiwo & Kostova, Deliana & Wameyo, Akwabi & Aman, Rashid & Bulterys, Marc & Kapil, Vikas & Lor, Aun. (2021). Changes in the Utilization of Health Services in Kenya During the COVID-19 Pandemic: March to December 2020. SSRN Electronic Journal. 10.2139/ssrn.3911831.
  • Ochieng, Walter & Ye, Tun & Scheel, Christina & Lor, Aun & Saindon, John & Yee, Sue & Meltzer, Martin & Kapil, Vikas & Karem, Kevin. (2020). Uncrewed aircraft systems versus motorcycles to deliver laboratory samples in west Africa: a comparative economic study. The Lancet. Global health. 8. e143-e151. 10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30464-4.
  • McKinnon, Izraelle & Lor, Aun & Evans, Dabney. (2019). An Assessment of Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Among Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Locally Employed Staff. Health and human rights. 21. 33-44.

COMPILED BY: Elizabeth Chong, Emory College, 04/11/2022

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