701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20004
Director of Health Policy
Katie provides advice and guidance on issues relating to Medicaid, Medicare, and dually eligible beneficiaries.
Prior to joining ML Strategies, Katie was a senior analyst with the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a nonpartisan agency that provides Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and states with analysis and recommendations on issues affecting Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). There Katie researched, developed, and prepared Medicaid policy recommendations; conducted legislative analyses, data analyses, and policy analyses related to a host of Medicaid and Medicare issues; and provided policy analyses and technical assistance for Congressional staff on draft bills and policy questions, among many other duties.
Earlier, working in the office of Senator Charles Grassley, Katie conducted policy analyses and researched policy options relating to the future of CHIP and efforts to improve targeting of funding from the 340b Drug Discount Program. She also conducted literature reviews and policy analyses on the effects of “family glitch” and potential policy solutions for eliminating it; facilitated meetings with constituents, industry groups, and patient advocates; and worked with Congressional staff across offices and committees to develop, edit, and finalize bills.
While earning her master’s degree in public health, Katie led the evaluation of George Washington University’s Teaching Health Centers demonstration program.
B.S. in Health Science with a minor in Public Health, Boston University
M.P.H. in Health Policy, George Washington University
Co-author, Why a GME Squeeze Is Unlikely, New England Journal of Medicine (12.17.2015)
Co-author, Incorporation of Socioeconomic Status Indictors into Policies for the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records, Journal for Health Care for the Poor Underserved (February 2014)