Tuesday, February 27, 2024

CHIR Welcomes Two New College Participants, Stacey Pogue and Kennah Watts


We’re thrilled to welcome two new school contributors: Stacey Pogue and Kennah Watts.

Stacey Pogue, Senior Analysis Fellow

Stacey Pogue is a Senior Analysis Fellow at CHIR. Her present analysis is fascinated about behavioral well being care get right of entry to, implementation of the Reasonably priced Care Act, and well being care price containment insurance policies.

Previous to becoming a member of the Georgetown school, Stacey labored at Each Texan, the place she equipped coverage experience and route for the group’s advocacy and analysis on well being care get right of entry to. Her paintings fascinated about well being protection affordability, adequacy, fairness, and enrollment, with a focal point on lower-income, uninsured, and marginalized communities. She testified ahead of the Texas Legislature incessantly, and her research was once continuously featured via state and nationwide media shops. In 2010 and 2011, she served as an appointed shopper consultant to the Nationwide Affiliation of Insurance coverage Commissioners. Her earlier roles come with running on well being protection projects at each the Texas Well being and Human Products and services Fee and the Texas Division of Insurance coverage.

Stacey holds levels from the LBJ Faculty of Public Affairs on the College of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M College.

Kennah Watts, Analysis Fellow

Kennah Watts is our latest Analysis Fellow. At CHIR, her analysis makes a speciality of get right of entry to to behavioral well being services and products, medical health insurance affordability, and state legislation of prior authorization.

Earlier than becoming a member of CHIR, Kennah labored as an Affiliate at Avalere, the place she carried out combine strategies analysis, monitored state Medicaid waivers, and analyzed federal regulatory adjustments to advise purchasers. Kennah has additionally carried out analysis for the Middle for Gun Violence Answers and the Maryland Basic Meeting. She gained a B.A. with a focus in Global Research from Soka College of The us and a Masters of Science in Public Well being Coverage from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Faculty of Public Well being.

CHIR is delighted to have Stacey and Kennah on our workforce!


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