Bryna Koch, MPH
Special Projects Coordinator
Bryna Koch, MPH has worked full-time at the Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) since 2016. At the AzCRH, Ms. Koch supports the programs and projects by providing data collection, management, analysis, and reporting expertise. She is interested in how the field of public health can effectively communicate information and data to inform policy and public health approaches. Ms. Koch is continually trying to improve her own data communication and visualization skills and how the presentation of data can inform action.
Ms. Koch has 11 years of experience providing evaluation services in partnership with community-based programs, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. She has managed national evaluation capacity-building efforts for the U.S. Department of Agriculture using online data gathering and training tools. She has also managed the medical education curriculum evaluation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson. Her other experience includes providing evaluation services for juvenile restorative justice, substance abuse treatment and prevention, entrance into post-secondary education for at-risk youth, and positive youth development programs.
Ms. Koch is also doctoral student at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Her research interests center on the impacts and outcomes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage, utilization, and outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations.