Scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Katie Keith, JD, MPH, is a Scholar with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and a principal at Keith Policy Solutions, LLC where she advises nonprofit and foundation clients on ways to secure state and federal health care priorities and conducts original legal, policy, and qualitative analysis to support policy goals. Her work includes an emphasis on implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on underserved populations, such as the LGBT community. Katie also maintains a part-time appointment at Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance Reforms and provides “Following the ACA” rapid response analysis for the Health Affairs Blog.
Katie is a co-founder and steering committee member of Out2Enroll, a national initiative to connect LGBT people with coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. She is also an appointed consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where she teaches a course on the Affordable Care Act.
Previously, Katie was a research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms where she specialized in state and federal implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She wrote widely on topics that include the health insurance marketplaces, enforcement, and nondiscrimination, and her research and analysis has been featured in state and national media outlets across the country.
Katie has served as a health policy and law researcher on issues that include public health law, food and drug law, and global health law. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Keith served as a health policy intern to Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), an editor for Global Health Governance, a research assistant to faculty of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana in West Africa. Katie received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.