Juan (Grace) Bao

Title & Affiliation
Assistant Research Scientist Health Policy Research Program


  • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, 2019
  • Certificate, Developmental and Family Sciences Advanced Research Design and Methods, Iowa State University, 2016
  • MS, Agricultural Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, China, 2012

Juan (Grace) Bao completed her doctoral training in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on health and well-being among rural low-income families and immigrant families, and exploring and examining the risk and resilience factors from different ecological systems. She is currently involved in evaluating Iowa's Medicaid Expansion efforts.

Research Interests

  • Child and family health
  • Health disparities
  • Program evaluation
  • Risk and resilience