Department Fielding School of Public Health-Health Policy & Management
Address 650 Charles E. Young Dr. South, 31-254A CHS
Mail Code 177220
Emmeline Chuang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management. Her research focuses on how the organization and management of health and human services affects service access and quality of care, particularly for underserved populations. Examples of projects completed within the last three years include the national evaluation of different work-based learning models for the training and advancement of frontline health and health care workers, the statewide evaluation of a Title IV-E waiver program to allow federal funds to be spent more flexibly on prevention and community-based services, countywide evaluation of a family dependency treatment court program to improve safety, permanency, and well-being among low-income families affected by substance use disorders, and the countywide evaluation of a Cultural Broker program being piloted to improve family engagement and reduce racial/ethnic disparities in public system involvement and family outcomes. Peer-reviewed publications and technical reports out of these projects have evaluated not only program effects, but facilitators and barriers to systems change, and unintended consequences of organizational policies and other contextual factors on mid-level and frontline staff responsible for program implementation. Prior to her academic career, she worked as an Americorps/Healthcorps volunteer for the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and as a consultant for a firm specializing in program evaluation in the health and social services.
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AB, Harvard University