Leann Liu oral history interview reflecting on Covid-19 pandemic
The special oral history collection is created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Leann Liu is Deputy Manager of Surveillance and Epidemiology at Harris County Public Health Department. Recognized in the Houston Chronicle under Salute Asian American Heroes, the Asian Chamber of Commerce saluted Dr. Liu for leading her team of contact tracers at the frontline of the pandemic. From the first reports of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, Dr. Liu’s office worked to validate cases, trace who they were, how they contracted the virus, who they were in contact with, and inform them of proper isolation protocol. Dr. Liu shares her thoughts on working on the frontline as an epidemiologist, the impact of COVID-19, and on working together to overcome the pandemic.
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.