Tuyen Tran, MPH, is a senior program officer for the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports states in implementing value-based payment approaches and innovative care delivery models within Medicaid managed care. Her current projects include an upcoming initiative that will provide training and technical assistance to states seeking to reduce disparities among beneficiaries with insulin-requiring diabetes, and the Medicaid Innovation Collaborative, which supports states and health plans in using technology-enabled innovation.

Prior to joining CHCS, Tuyen served as the social determinants of health program manager for the San Francisco Health Plan where she led the implementation of new benefits and programs designed to address plan members’ unmet social needs. Tuyen previously worked at the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, where she led the organization’s housing as health care efforts. In this role, she oversaw the provision of services across multiple permanent supportive housing sites and served on the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership’s leadership committee dedicated to improving health outcomes with people experiencing homelessness. Tuyen also served as the director of training and technical assistance at the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, a network of health centers serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

Tuyen earned a master’s of public health degree from Columbia University’s Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University.

While not at work, Tuyen enjoys exploring trails and playgrounds with her kids and volunteering on the affordable housing board in her town.