- Public health
- Public health surveillance
- Public health informatics
- Health policy research
- Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace
- Population Health
- Health Information Technology and Analytics
- Medicaid and CHIP
- State Health Policy
Monica Huang’s work focuses on the implementation of health policy through data systems and analytics. She has extensive experience in health policy research, public health, and providing technical assistance and support for state and federal programs.
Huang is the deputy project director for an evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s initiative Transforming Public Health Data Systems to Advance Health Equity. She also serves in a key technical role for a review of public health data exchange policies, systems, and practices in all 50 states.
Since joining Mathematica in 2017, Huang has worked on the Affordable Care Act Marketplace Testing Support team, creating synthetic data to test policy implementation and the complex technical functionality of the federal insurance marketplace. As part of the Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Learning Collaboratives, Huang also leads the calculation of state reconciliation payments for the Basic Health Program and supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and states on policy and operational issues related to Medicaid and CHIP.
Before joining Mathematica, Huang worked on public health surveillance and informatics at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, which represent applied public health epidemiologists and chief health officials from state health agencies. She focused on disease reporting, public health data systems and exchange, informatics, workforce capacity, and health IT policy. Huang holds an M.P.H. in global epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.