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Kimberly Phu

Research Analyst

Kimberly Phu is a Research Analyst at the Colorado Health Institute. She joined CHI in September 2020. Her work includes project support, research and analysis, and stakeholder engagement for government, nonprofit, and other CHI partners.

Kimberly previously worked as a Clinical Quality Improvement Manager, tracking patient health outcomes, resolving gaps in patient care, and managing participation in value-based payment programs and clinical research projects for a physician-owned practice. She also worked as a Junior Data Analyst with the Medical Group Management Association, helping to produce comprehensive health care benchmark data reports.

Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, double majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology and integrative physiology. She earned her master’s degree in public health, concentrating in health systems, management, and policy from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Through her practicum and capstone experiences, she worked with local nonprofit organizations to identify gaps in mental health care, improve early childhood development screening processes, and develop an evaluation plan for a community housing assistance program.

Sample Projects:

  • Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing – Alternative Payment Model for Primary Care stakeholder engagement
  • The Western Colorado Consortium for Opioid Prevention Enhancement, Recovery, and Addiction Treatment Engagement

Skills: Research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, program evaluation

Focus Areas:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Health Care
  • Public Health

I Do This Work Because… I believe health is a human right. The intersection of health care, public health, and health policy is where we can work toward a world where every person has equitable access to health care services and to ensure the conditions in which people have the opportunity to thrive and be healthy. But to accomplish this work successfully, we need collaboration across all sectors and sound evidence and analysis. I believe CHI helps make this possible, and that through our research, we can help leaders make informed, evidence-based decisions and encourage equity in all policies.


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