Julia Harris is a Director for the Health Program at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Prior to joining BPC, Harris was Director of Clinical Models for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid managed care business. For six years she worked for TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, leading value-based payment and delivery system reforms, including developing a novel, statewide Health Home program for members with severe and persistent mental illness. Harris joined the State of Tennessee after holding previous positions with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. and a large Federally Qualified Health Center in New Jersey, where she led a team of migrant and community health outreach workers. In 2017, Harris was part of a small team that took top prize in the global Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition to build an innovative consumer medical device.
Harris completed a Master of Public Health and a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University in 2011 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Human Development. She is an associate member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.