Ruth Hsu

Ruth Hsu

Name Pronunciation ruw-th soo
Pronouns she/her

Since joining Mathematica in 2018, Ruth Hsu has served in key roles on projects for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has collaborated with federal clients to help answer policy-relevant research questions and has played major roles on program implementation and evaluation projects focused on achieving equitable health outcomes for children and families.

Hsu is a researcher on an early childhood home visiting project on which she is co-developing study designs to assess local changes implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. She currently leads the qualitative analysis for a Title X family planning study and provides technical assistance to grantees implementing new data-reporting requirements in the program. She was previously the deputy lead for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Postpartum Care Learning Collaborative, on which she co-facilitated an expert work group and authored a recommendations report on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services strategies to improve maternal and infant health. She also provided technical assistance to states and other federal grantees using continuous quality improvement methods.

Hsu has published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Adolescent Health and Contraception. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in music and Bachelor of Science in nutritional Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Mathematica, Hsu was a Mandarin interpreter for pregnant immigrants and refugees at a community clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Program improvement
  • Technical assistance
  • Mixed-methods research
Focus Area Topics
  • Early Childhood
  • Population Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • COVID-19
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Health
  • Human Services

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