Elizabeth Yzquierdo

Dr. Elizabeth Yzquierdo has worked for over 16 years to identify, support, recruit and retain promising individuals who came from educational and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in the health professions. As former director of Diversity Inclusion and Outreach at the David Geffen School of Medicine and as a director of health professions advising she served on numerous advisory boards and admissions committees to develop support programs to facilitate the entry of students into health professions. She has overseen various pipeline programs and institutionalized practices at various educational institutions that have assisted in guiding students from disadvantaged backgrounds through the educational pipeline into the health professions.


  • EdD, University of California, Los Angeles, Graduation School of Education and Informational Students, CA
  • MPH, California State University Northridge, CA

Areas of Interest

  • Higher Education
  • Recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in health professions