Robert Hest, MPP
Robert Hest joined SHADAC in 2017 as a Research Fellow. Mr. Hest provides expertise in survey data, data analysis and processing, and project management and tracking.
Mr. Hest manages SHADAC’s State Health Compare website, coordinating data processing, quality assurance, dissemination, and documentation of data used on the site. Robert also works on SHADAC’s community uninsured profile project in partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota. In addition, Mr. Hest leads a project tracking and analyzing 1332 State Innovation Waivers for State-Based Reinsurance programs. Previously, Mr. Hest worked on SHADAC’s Minnesota Long-term Care Projection Model (MN-LPM), which projects future long-term care utilization and spending among older adults in Minnesota.
Before joining the SHADAC staff as a Research Fellow in October 2017, Robert worked at SHADAC as a Graduate Research Assistant. He earned his Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with an emphasis in Policy Analysis Methods, and he received his Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in Political Science.