Yuri Velasquez brings over ten years of experience in public health to his work in support of the engagement work of the NIH All of Us Research program. In this role, he supports community and provider organizations and their activities to bring program awareness and education to their communities. Yuri believes success and growth happen through teamwork and collaboration with the community and is passionate about working to engage and educate underserved communities.
Prior to joining Pyxis Partners, Yuri worked as a Health Educator and Prevention and Training Consultant for the Florida Department of Health where he provided STI, HIV and Hepatitis prevention education to Community-Based Organizations such as schools, drug treatment centers and county jails. Yuri has also previously served as an ambassador for several national campaigns, including the Greater Than AIDS – “I Got Tested” campaign, the CDC campaign- “HIV Treatment Works” and the HIV Healthcare - “My HIV Hang-up” campaign. Other previous positions include Health Services Analyst and Disease Intervention Specialist for the Florida Department of Health where he provided education and care coordination for HIV treatment, and as a Patient Advocacy Representative for the University of Miami, orienting new families and patients to the Miami Family Care Program as well as educating patients on medication adherence.
In his spare time, Yuri enjoys traveling to different states and visiting local landmarks, historical sites and attractions. Yuri loves the outdoors and staying physically active by hiking, rock climbing and snowboarding. He is also an avid runner who has participated in 5K races, half-marathons, full marathons, mud runs and obstacle races.