Tuyen Tran, MPH, is a senior program officer at 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: the Continuous Glucose Monitor Access Accelerator, a training and technical assistance initiative for states seeking to reduce disparities among beneficiaries with insulin-requiring diabetes; the Medicaid Innovation Collaborative, which supports states and health plans in using technology-enabled innovations; and the Medicaid Health-Related Social Needs Implementation Learning Series, which is supporting states in developing, implementing and refining effective social needs initiatives.

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 for 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 holds a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University’s Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health. She earned her 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.