PhD student, Nursing
Faculty advisor: Barbara Bowers, Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs and the Charlotte Jane and Ralph A. Rodefer Chair, Nursing
Maichou Lor’s research interests center on improving health service delivery and outcomes for first-generation elders with limited English proficiency, beginning with the Hmong elders. Her research focuses on developing culturally and linguistically appropriate data collection methods to inform national disease tracking and health risk surveys for non-English speaking older adults, beginning with older Hmong along with understanding system related barriers to the implementation of translational change in the health care setting. Lor was recently awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Health.
Lor was born in a refugee camp in Thailand, living with an extended Hmong family. She is the first person in her clan to finish a university degree. She received her undergraduate degree from the UW–Madison in 2011 and her master’s degree in 2013.