Katherine Hayes is the director of health policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Prior to joining BPC, Hayes held the position of associate research professor in the department of health policy at the George Washington University (GW) School of Public Health and Health Services. Her primary areas of research included public and private health insurance coverage, reimbursement and financing, and the integration of Medicare and Medicaid services. She taught graduate-level courses in federal advocacy, policymaking, and the federal budget process.
Prior to joining GW, Hayes served as vice president of health policy for Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc. Other private-sector experience includes legal practice as a member of the health and legislative practice groups at Hogan & Hartson, LLP (now Hogan Lovells), policy director for two large Catholic health systems, and policy director for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Her government experience includes serving as health policy advisor to members of the Senate and the House of Representatives in both political parties. Hayes served as a program consultant for the State of Missouri Medicaid agency, and as health and education policy advisor for the State of Texas, Office of State-Federal Relations. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law.