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January 25, 2022 - SHPYP Announces Collaboration with Health Affairs

The Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) is thrilled to announce that we are starting an official collaboration for 2022 with Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy thought and research. We know our members are very familiar with this peer-reviewed journal that provides a nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and we look forward to providing them with unique and exclusive opportunities to engage with the publication.  Below are a few of the highlights of our arrangement with Health Affairs:

  • Access to exclusive SHPYP, member-only professional development and content events featuring Health Affairs speakers
  • Unique opportunities to provide Health Affairs staff feedback on what members want to see the publication do moving forward to meet the needs of health policy young professionals
  • Communications about Health Affairs job and fellowship openings as well as news about new offerings from Health Affairs

We will unveil more details in the months ahead about how this collaboration will enhance the experience of SHPYP members.

July 27, 2021 - SHPYP Welcomes Four New Members to Its Advisory Board

The Society of Health Policy Young Professionals (SHPYP) has appointed four new members to its Advisory Board to help serve as a resource to the SHPYP Executive Board and Steering Committee when making strategic decisions for the organization as well as to enrich the experience of our  members through professional development events. The new Advisory Board members include:

  • Sarah Dash, president and CEO at the Alliance for Health Policy
  • Katie Keith, associate research professor at Georgetown University and principal at Keith Policy Solutions
  • Lauren Lyles-Stolz, executive director for the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
  • Stuart Portman, senior health policy advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

We are excited to welcome each of these new Advisory Board members who have generously agreed to share their time with SHPYP.

They join ten other current Advisory Board members , and we are very appreciative of our Advisory Board for their dedication to SHPYP and its mission.

Below are additional details on each of the new Advisory Board members.

  • Sarah Dash is the president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Health Policy. She leads the organization, which is the leading nonpartisan resource for policymakers and health leaders in an evolving health policy environment. Dash joined the Alliance in 2014 as the vice president for policy and became president and CEO in May 2017. She has served as a senior aide on Capitol Hill and as a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Dash holds a master’s degree in public health from the Yale School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Literature from MIT. Dash also holds an executive certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.
  • Katie Keith is an associate research professor at Georgetown University and an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a principal at Keith Policy Solutions, LLC, a boutique consulting firm 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 the Affordable Care Act and its impact on underserved populations, such as the LGBT community. Professor Keith 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. She is a co-founder and steering committee member of Out2Enroll, a national initiative to connect LGBT people with new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act, and an appointed consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, where she represents the interests of consumers in front of state insurance regulators from all 50 states and D.C. 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. Professor Keith received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Lauren Lyles-Stolz currently serves as the executive director for the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission. Previously, she was the first pharmacist German Chancellor Fellow researching population health management primarily in Germany as a solution to ensure health equity, address rising health care cost, and to improve health outcomes. She has had the unique opportunity to meet and discuss health challenges and successes with international health experts in Singapore, Israel, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland, which inspired her first joint population health publication with
    Scotland and Germany. Since then, Dr. Lyles-Stolz has spoken at diverse institutions to share her research findings, including the 2021 Health Technology Research Summit in Brazil. She graduated with her Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) from The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.
  • Stuart Portman serves as senior health policy advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. In this capacity, he handles all policies related to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and in the past has led policy development on issues related to the Affordable Care Act’s individual marketplace, health taxes, and health information technology. Previously, he served as the senior health care legislative assistant and legislative correspondent for Senator Orrin G. Hatch, where he focused on Medicaid, Food and Drug Administration-related policies, and issues affecting individuals with disabilities. Stuart has previously served as vice chair of SHPYP. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Stuart received his Master’s of Public Health degree specializing in health policy from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University and his Bachelor’s in Biology and Political Science from the University of Denver.