November 15, 2022

Washington, D.C. — The O’Neill Institute is pleased to announce that Katie Keith, distinguished scholar and director of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative, has been named Senior Advisor for Health Policy to the White House Gender Policy Council.

Keith will take a temporary public service leave from Georgetown University. Her work at the Council will focus on access to reproductive health care, maternal health, and LGBTQ health.

“Katie is the perfect person for this position, as she is a well-known and well-respected scholar and leader in the health policy and gender equity and equality fields,” said Lawrence Gostin, faculty director of the O’Neill Institute. “We are thrilled that Katie will serve the Biden administration and know that she will continue to help improve people’s access to quality and equitable health care as she has done here at the O’Neill Institute.”

“Thanks to Katie’s leadership, O’Neill has an outstanding comprehensive health policy law program,” said Katie Gottschalk, executive director of the O’Neill Institute. “Katie’s broad expertise will no doubt help advance gender equity and equality in health policy.”

Keith is the director of O’Neill’s Health Policy and the Law Initiative and an associate research professor at Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. She is a recognized expert on the Affordable Care Act and provides rapid response analysis on health policy and legal issues for Health Affairs where she is a contributing editor. Her analysis has been featured in national and state media outlets across the country, and her publications have appeared in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, among others.

While Keith takes a temporary leave of absence from O’Neill, beginning November 14, 2022, Associate Directors Andrew Twinamatsiko and Zachary Baron will lead the Health Policy and the Law initiative.


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