Beverly Gor interview
Beverly Jean Quan Gor was born in 1952 in Houston, Texas to Kay Ying Quan and Esther Woo and has lived in Houston her entire life. She has four siblings, three of whom live in Houston today. Dr. Gor’s native language is English, although she can understand some Chinese. She also speaks Spanish. She earned a B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from Texas Women’s University, and a PhD in Allied Health Education and Administration from both the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. Her first job was as a Diet Clerk in Herman Hospital, which she started at age 23. Since 2001, she has worked as a post doctoral fellow at UT M.D. Anderson. Her work focuses on public health nutrition and childhood obesity. Dr. Gor has been involved with the following organizations in the past: the American Dietetic Association, the Houston Area Dietetic Association, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the Chinese Professional Club, and many others. She is a past president of the Asian American Health Coalition and former board member of both the Chinese Community Center and Texas Medical Center Woman’s Health Network. She also played a pivotal role in the establishment of the HOPE clinic, which helps to address the unmet health needs of underserved Asian American and other residents of Southwest Houston.