Ms. Au-Yeung directs the SHADAC Communications Team, leading the translation, dissemination, and promotion of complex research findings in a way that is accessible to a wide audience of stakeholders, including researchers, policymakers, and the media.
Ms. Au-Yeung also contributes to SHADAC research projects with an emphasis on qualitative evaluations. Recently, she was part of the SHADAC team conducting the state-level evaluation of Minnesota's Accountable Health Model, a delivery system reform effort supported through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's State Innovations Model (SIM) initiative. In this capacity, Ms. Au-Yeung co-led the analysis of Minnesota's Accountable Communities for Health, each of which aimed to meet the clinical and social needs of a defined population through person-centered, coordinated care across a range of medical and community providers.
Previously, Ms. Au-Yeung managed the State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) grant program, a SHADAC-administered Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) effort that supported rigorous research on health reform at the state level from 2008 through 2018.
Prior to joining SHADAC, Ms. Au-Yeung performed qualitative data analysis for tobacco policy research at the Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law and conducted survey administration and data collection at the Center for Health Statistics at the Minnesota Department of Health.
Ms. Au-Yeung's academic training and experience are in community health promotion with an emphasis on public health policy. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in English from Macalester College.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.