Dr. Shao-Chee Sim is the Episcopal Health Foundation’s Vice President for Applied Research. He leads the research division by providing timely and relevant health data, research, training and technical assistance to grantees, congregations and communities. He also oversees EHF work in community engagement in the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Current priority areas include ACA enrollment analysis, social determinants of health screening instruments, health center payment reform and rural healthcare service delivery research.


Dr. Sim comes to EHF after more than 20 years of extensive research, community engagement, planning, and strategy experience within philanthropy, federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he was the chief strategy officer of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City. Dr. Sim also assumed research leadership roles at several foundations and nonprofits – including The Wallace Foundation and the Asian American Federation.


He currently serves on the advisory committee of the Center for Community Engaged Translational Research at UT MD Anderson Center and the Asian American Policy Review at Harvard’s JFK School of Government. Dr. Sim earned his 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.


Recent Posts by Shao-Chee Sim

Taking A Long View: A Foundation’s Rapid-Response, Data-Driven Strategy To Inform Recovery From Hurricane Harvey In Texas

After Hurricane Harvey, a foundation in Texas thoughtfully focused on the critical data gap in the affected region. Using information from FEMA and the CDC, this foundation created a user-friendly, interactive map of storm-affected areas so that others have accurate information when funding...

Beyond “To Close Or Not To Close” Rural Hospitals

Financial pressures on rural hospitals are likely to continue, a foundation in Texas says. A new report suggests how rural communities could ensure that a reliable system of health care services would be accessible if their hospital closes.

Studies Reveal A Critical Need To Educate Texans On The Basics Of Health Insurance

About one-quarter of Texans surveyed, regardless of insurance status, lacked confidence in understanding basic health insurance terminology, the Episcopal Health Foundation, in Houston, found.

April 21, 2016GrantWatch, Insurance and Coverage