Program Director, Healthcare Cost And Coverage
Kate Johnson, MPH, is the program director for healthcare cost and coverage in the NGA Center for Best Practices. In this role, she works with governors’ offices on a variety of health care issues, including population health, data and analytics and Medicaid.
Prior to joining NGA, Johnson worked as a consultant at a public affairs firm providing strategic health policy analysis and development for a wide range of clients, with special focus on Medicare, pharmaceutical and insurance industry issues, the Affordable Care Act and national public health campaigns. Johnson also worked as an aide for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and in hospital administration at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Johnson holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Boston University School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in business management and political science from Assumption College.
Kate originally hails from Connecticut.