Kyu is a Research Associate at AcademyHealth, where she works on projects and programs focused on multi-sector collaboration and data sharing. Currently, she supports ongoing research and learning about improving data quality, infrastructure, and information exchange through work with the National Interoperability Collaborative (NIC), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). She also works with multiple National Program Offices in the All In: Data for Community Health learning network to identify common technical assistance needs across communities and facilitate connections and peer-learning opportunities.

Previously, Kyu acted as the community liaison for the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program, providing support for all program activities and stakeholders. Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Kyu worked at Virginia Commonwealth University as a research assistant in the Department of Social & Behavioral Health, and as a care partner at the Evan-Haynes Burn Center. She holds a B.A. in sociology and public health from the College of William & Mary.

Authored by Kyu Kang


Rapid Evidence Review: What are effective approaches for recruiting and retaining rural primary care health professionals?

This rapid evidence review found that while few approaches have a positive effect on both recruitment and retention, some individual strategies are effective in drawing providers to rural areas and combining individual interventions may be the most effective way to expand and maintain the rural primary care workforce.

Community Health Peer Learning Program

From June 2015 to July 2017, the Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program built community capacity to advance progress toward population health improvements through the expanded capture, sharing, and use of electronic health data from diverse sectors.

The National Interoperability Collaborative

The National Interoperability Collaborative is a new initiative designed to increase collaboration among the sectors that impact health and well-being by improving information-sharing, interoperability, and use of technology.