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Kristi Martin

Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Kristi Martin the senior advisor to the deputy administrator in the Center for Medicare. As a policy strategist, she draws on her decades of experience working in the public sector, with private sector clients, and in philanthropy. She was previously the Vice President for Health Care at Arnold Ventures where she led the philanthropy’s prescription drug pricing portfolio and was the Managing Director of Waxman Strategies’ health practice where she worked alongside Congressman Henry Waxman driving toward progressive outcomes in health policy. Kristi served several years in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Personnel Management, and Government Accountability Office. As a senior advisor in the Obama administration’s Office of Health Reform, she had primary oversight responsibility for the coordinated and timely implementation of cross-cutting departmental public health and prevention initiatives under the Affordable Care Act, including addressing the rising cost of drugs and setting up the women’s preventive services initiative. Kristi received her bachelor’s and master’s in health communication from the University of Kentucky and a master’s of public administration from George Washington University.

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