Emily B. Zylla, MPH, is a Senior Research Fellow at SHADAC. Since joining SHADAC in 2015, Ms. Zylla’s work has focused on conducting qualitative health policy research and evaluation, and providing technical assistance to states. Her recent work includes serving as Principal Investigator on a study supported by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to examine how four states implemented their Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion waivers. She also led a multi-year statewide evaluation of e-Health related activities under Minnesota’s Accountable Health Model, Minnesota’s CMMI State Innovation Model grant program.
Prior to joining SHADAC, Ms. Zylla worked for nine years as a consultant specializing in state health policy analysis, legislative relations, and developing health reform strategies to increase access to health care for underserved populations. During her time as a consultant she also served as Staff Director for the Minnesota Health Care Safety Net Coalition. Ms. Zylla holds a master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.