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Global Obesity Prevention Center

Yeeli Mui, MPH

Former Sr. Analyst, Education and Training Program (ETP)
PhD Student, Department of International Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Yeeli Mui is a third-year PhD student in International Health. Originally from Bakersfield, CA, she received her BS in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine. Mui’s undergraduate thesis on the evaluation of obesity interventions in Southern California school districts set the path for her future endeavors in nutrition, policy and community health.

Mui’s research interests encompass social and built environmental influences on shaping obesity risk in distressed neighborhoods. She has experience in various lines of work such as public school interventions, community-based participatory research, health communications, food policy and systems science.

While part of the GOPC team, Mui helped manage the development of VPOP and BLIFE, agent-based models that simulate the dietary and physical activity behavior of individuals in a given environment. She also helped lead the Policy Working Group for the B’More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) obesity intervention trial.

Mui was a trainee in GOPC’s Education and Training Program and a Brown Scholar in Community Health. She received her MPH in Health Policy at Yale University.