Mona AuYoung, PhD, MS, MPH



Research Scientist, Behavioral Science
The Participant Center, All of Us Research Program

Currently, Mona AuYoung is leading efforts for the engagement of Direct Volunteer participants in the All of Us Research Program.

As an AcademyHealth Delivery Systems Science Fellow at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research and University of Michigan, she studied how organizations can influence patient health behaviors and outcomes. Using mixed methods, she assessed behavior change among participants in a diabetes prevention program as well as the overall implementation of the program across VA Medical Centers. At the UCLA School of Public Health, her research spanned clinics, worksites, and community settings, where she worked with diverse populations across the lifespan, including racial/ethnic minorities, low-income populations, and Veterans. Her primary research areas of interest are in behavior change, physical activity promotion, diabetes prevention, dissemination and implementation, and promoting health equity. She has taught courses in Public Health at CSU Los Angeles and Kunming Medical University. She also has previous experience working with patients and athletes in clinical rehab settings.

She received her PhD in Health Services (now Health Policy and Management), MPH in Community Health Sciences, and MS in Kinesiology.