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Ryann Roberts

Ryann Roberts

Health Equity Scholar

EquityRx

Washington, DC

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Common Sense Action

Director of Policy

Analyzes proposed and existing state and federal legislative activity to assess opportunities for Common Sense Action to add value to national policy conversations. Leads a team of 7 policy fellows on projects regarding the development of the organization's policy agenda. Develops specialized knowledge in relevant policy issue areas to compose policy position statements, social media posts and other advocacy and education materials. Fosters collaboration between Common Sense Action and other youth focused organizations in DC to build strong relationships with these organizations.

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Office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth; US House of Representatives

Health intern

Performed research on health related legislation to assist the Congresswoman in identifying bills to support. Prepared materials for constituents on various health policy topics to keep them abreast on health related congressional activity. Performed district impact analysis on multiple health policies and laws including the Affordable Care Act.

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The Joint Commission

Federal Relations Intern

Assisted with federal legislative and regulatory analysis, congressional and federal agency communications and outreach, and other issues related to federal agencies. Worked with the Federal Relations team to strategically communicate with internal and external stakeholders about federal quality of care and patient safety policies relevant to the Joint Commission. Completed specific projects on long term care and support services, rural health clinics and bill analysis to advise the federal relations team on possible business and legislative strategy.

Career medium 02
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Equity RX

Health Equity Scholar

Worked with a large, nationwide team to compile comprehensive health disparity resources where researchers, policy makers, and advocates can gain information to further their decision making when working to eliminate health disparities. Completed literature reviews, research and systematic reviews to better understand the complex causes of health disparities. Specific projects included Medicare, Medicaid, dual eligibles, and federal and state policies that impact health disparities.

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League of United Latin American Citizens

Health Policy Intern

Conducted health policy research and policy analysis to develop grassroots programs and advocacy strategies to improve the health status of Hispanics. Completed specific projects related to the Affordable Care Act, The Farm Bill, Chronic Disease Prevention and Antibiotic Resistance. Worked closely with the LULAC health team, various organizations and government agencies to advance the health advocacy goals of the organization.

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George Washington University

Executive Support Assistant

Provided support to the Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine department within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.Tasks included database management, grant management, department procurement and executive support.

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The George Washington University

Masters of Public Health, Health Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

B.S, Health Policy