- Qualitative research methods
- Sexual and reproductive health
- Health equity, including equitable evaluations
- Social determinants of health
- Program evaluation
- Population Health
- Medicaid and CHIP
Emily Hoe’s research focuses on mixed-methods evaluations of programs that address sexual and reproductive health, social determinants of health, and health equity. She is skilled in qualitative research methods and implementing principles of equitable evaluation throughout project activities.
Hoe is the deputy director of the Preventing Unintended Pregnancy evaluation for the Missouri Foundation for Health, an equity-infused evaluation that aims to increase access to comprehensive contraceptive services for childbearing people across Missouri. In this role, she leads primary and secondary data collection. She approaches her work with humility, interviewing bellwethers, local partners, and community members, and conducts focus groups with people of color and those experiencing financial difficulties to better understand structural inequities that pose barriers to care. Hoe also works on a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to understand the mindsets and attitudes of state and community leaders. She explores relevant literature, engages with experts, and elevates the voices of community members with lived experience to understand conceptions of equity and social determinants of health.
Hoe previously conducted qualitative research on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation evaluation of the Data Across Sectors for Health program, which supports communities working to improve community health by sharing data across sectors. She also previously worked on a women’s health evaluation for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that aimed to increase awareness and use of preventive health screenings among the commonwealth’s underserved population.
Before coming to Mathematica in 2016, Hoe worked at Public Consulting Group. She holds an M.P.A. from Clark University.