Colin Planalp, MPA
Research Fellow, State Health Access Data Assistance Center
Colin Planalp is a research fellow at the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota, where he provides technical assistance to states in using data to inform policy, and conducts research on such topics as state-level impacts of the Affordable Care Act and the national opioid crisis. Before joining SHADAC, he worked in journalism and in communications for an academic medical center. Colin holds a bachelor’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs.