Katherine Paris, MPA

Director, Thought Leadership
UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Katherine Paris is the Director of Thought Leadership at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. In her role as Director of Thought Leadership, Katherine leads the development and management of organizational thought leadership strategy focusing on areas of emerging policy and business opportunities. In her role, she works collaboratively with external policy, research and advocacy organizations to advance state program innovations.

Prior to becoming Director of Thought Leadership , Katherine served as a Senior Product Research Analyst at UnitedHealthcare where she provided policy expertise in areas of government-sponsored health care. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Katherine held a strategic leadership position in a non-profit organization focused on rural economic development. She also brings experience working the legislative and executive branches of state government. She has a Masters in Public Administration.

Katherine serves on the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation and chairs the IMI Data and Research Committee.