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New Fellow Brings Child and Adolescent Health Focus to IMI

June 3, 2020

New Fellow Brings Child and Adolescent Health Focus to IMI

Washington, DC- The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI), a non-profit, nonpartisan research and policy organization, is pleased to announce the addition of Kelli DePriest, PhD, RN to IMI’s prestigious fellow program. DePriest will work with the IMI team over the upcoming year to investigate child and adolescent health policy opportunities in Medicaid and provide support to many of IMI’s other research projects. 


Kelli DePriest, PhD, RN, earned her PhD and BSN from the John Hopkins School of Nursing, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship conducting health services research. Dr. DePriest’s work analyzed the impact of social determinants on children’s health.  Dr. DePriest will translate her previous experience to her fellowship with IMI to assessing the impact of policies on Medicaid populations, focusing specifically on child and adolescent health outcomes. “I am thrilled to work with experts at the Institute for Medicaid Innovation to conduct health policy research to improve the lives of Medicaid enrollees,” says Dr. DePriest on her fellowship. “I look forward to working to achieve health equity for children and families living in poverty.”

Dr. DePriest serves as the co-chair of the communications committee of the Public Health Nursing section of the American Public Health Association and as an American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar working with the Environmental and Public Health Expert Panel.

Dr. DePriest has clinical experience working as a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital and spent three years as a youth development volunteer in the U.S. Peace Corps.


About the Institute for Medicaid Innovation

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that provides independent, nonpartisan information and analysis that informs Medicaid policy and improves the health of the nation.


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