Caroline Au-Yeung, MPH
Ms. Au-Yeung joined SHADAC in 2009 as a Research Fellow and contributes to a range of SHADAC research projects with an emphasis on qualitative evaluations.
Currently, Ms. Au-Yeung is leading an assessment of federal and state policy levers that support access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also supports the UMN Rural Health Research Center’s evaluation of the Rural Health Network Development program, an initiative of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Ms. Au-Yeung 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. Ms. Au-Yeung was also part of a SHADAC team that conducted Medicaid eligibility, enrollment, and renewal case studies for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) as well as a follow-up analysis assessing remaining risks to Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Medicaid coverage for eligible individuals.
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.
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.