CHIR – and CHIRblog – are excited to welcome a new member to our team! Sarah Dash joins us from her previous role as a senior health policy aide from the office of Senator Rockefeller (not to be confused with the other Sarah Dash, a famous singer, who started her career as a member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles).
We are excited and fortunate to have such a talented health policy expert joining our team. Sarah’s research will focus on directing a 50-state evaluation of state health insurance exchange implementation and its impact on access to affordable, high-quality health care. She will also focus on analyzing the role of private insurers and Medicaid in advancing delivery system reforms and improving health outcomes.
Prior to joining Senator Rockefeller’s staff, Sarah was a health policy aide to Representative Rosa DeLauro and was a state health policy consultant. She served as a fellow and analyst for the Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities program and Applied Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. Sarah earned a Master’s in Public Health from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science from MIT.
To make sure you catch all of Sarah’s research and analysis, be sure to check in with CHIRblog where we’ll keep you updated on her work and all of CHIR’s work on implementing the ACA and helping improve access to affordable and adequate health insurance across the country!