Karen Davenport

Karen Davenport is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where she analyzes state and federal health insurance market reforms and develops blogs, white papers, and other resources. Her experience prior to CHIR includes serving as a Vice President at the Lewin Group, as Director of Health Policy at the National Women’s Law Center, and as a Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Through her work, she has shaped policy and program development in health coverage and access, long-term services and supports, and payment and delivery system reform via research, advocacy, philanthropy, and policymaking. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, discussed policy developments on broadcast media, and published opinion pieces in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other outlets. She holds degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and Whitman College.