Portrait of Shao-Chee Sim

Shao-Chee Sim

Nonresident Fellow


Shao-Chee Sim, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Health and Biosciences, where his research focuses on health policy and the social determinants of health (SDOH). Sim also serves as the Episcopal Health Foundation’s vice president for research, innovation and evaluation, a role he’s held since 2015. He currently leads the foundation’s work in health coverage and health policy analysis and Medicaid partnership engagement strategies, special initiatives and learning collaboratives. He also develops the foundation’s research and evaluation portfolio. Current priorities include Medicaid-managed care organizations’ SDOH strategies, multi-sectoral community health collaboratives, innovative SDOH financing strategies, community health center payment reform, rural health care service delivery and public opinion survey research. 

Sim currently serves on the board of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum and National Rural Health Resource Center. He also serves on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Value-Based Payment and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee. His research has been published in national and state health policy blogs, including Health Affairs, Grantmakers in Health, the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Primary Care Consortium. Sim’s work also appears in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, the American Journal of Health Education and the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Sim earned a master’s degree in public administration from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and a doctorate in public policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact at ssim@episcopalhealth.org or 832-807-2565.