Sarah Dash is a member of the research faculty at Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute, where she is leading a comprehensive review of state health insurance exchange implementation and its impact on access to affordable, high-quality health care. Prior to joining the Institute faculty, Ms. Dash spent four years on Capitol Hill as a senior health policy aide to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) during the development, passage, and early implementation of the Affordable Care Act. There, she advanced health insurance transparency legislation along with other consumer protections in private health insurance markets as well as numerous women's health measures, and covered Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, delivery system reform, substance abuse and public health issues.
Ms. Dash served as senior health policy advisor to Governor Bill Richardson's Presidential campaign, where she developed the candidate's health care platform, and led the health policy consulting practice at Public Works LLC, which advises state and local governments on best practices and cross-cutting policy innovations. Earlier, Ms. Dash spent three years as a fellow and analyst for the Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities program and Applied Research Program at the National Cancer Institute, where she managed research projects related to population risk factor monitoring, cancer outcomes, and health services and economics. She began her career as a public interest legal assistant at Lansner & Kubitschek in New York City. Ms. Dash earned a Master's in Public Health from Yale University and a Bachelor of Science from MIT.