Bryna Koch, DrPH began her work at the Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) in 2016. At the AzCRH, Ms. Koch supports the programs and projects by providing data collection, management, analysis, and reporting expertise. Currently she her focus is health workforce data collection, synthesis, and reporting. She is also interested in how the field of public health can effectively communicate information and data to inform policy and public health approaches.
Ms. Koch has over 12 years of program and project evaluation experience providing services in partnership with community-based programs, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Her program evaluation experiences included the opportunity to learn about juvenile restorative justice, substance abuse treatment and prevention, entrance into post-secondary education for at-risk youth, and positive youth development programs. She also managed the medical education curriculum evaluation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson.
Ms. Koch is also doctoral candidate in the Public Health Policy and Management program at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Her research interests are the impacts and outcomes of the major policies like Affordable Care Act (ACA) on health insurance coverage, utilization, and outcomes for underserved and vulnerable populations.