Leading Edge Policy & Strategy
Thinking About the Future of Health Care and Health Information Technology Policy
Nandan Kenkeremath
Jack Potter, MD
Mary Kay Owens
Josh Rubin
Josh Rubin


Josh is an independent consultant who can affiliate with Leading Edge.


ehealth initiative foundation                                                                                                                                
Washington, DC

Senior Policy Fellow
                                                                                                                                    October 2008 – Present

·         Organized, facilitated, and assisted with health IT policy workgroups and conferences involving diverse stakeholders including members of U.S. Congress and their legislative assistants, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies including the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), state health departments, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations including the Joseph H. Kanter Family Foundation, think tanks including The Brookings Institution, provider organizations, insurers, consulting firms, and IT vendors

·         Developed a comprehensive analysis of needs and requirements for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to developing an electronic data exchange (e-Platform) for information concerning FDA-regulated products

·         Provided project management oversight and technical support related to assisting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in developing a post-market safety surveillance initiative (Sentinel)

·         Conducted independent research related to global uses and applications of health IT

IBM Global business services                                                                                                               Washington, DC

Senior Consultant – Public Sector Strategy and Change, Public Sector Healthcare                       July 2007 – July 2008

·         Provided advisory strategic consulting services to federal sector healthcare clients including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

·         Assisted in proposal development in response to requests for proposals by federal and public sector clients including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System (MHS), the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Health Information Organization

·         Forged strategic alliances for IBM with nonprofit organizations and public/private partnerships including eHealth Initiative and the American Health Information Community Successor

·         Represented IBM on various health IT committees and working groups, drafting model federal legislation, providing public policy thought leadership, and offering guidance to members of Congress and other public policymakers

Senator Edward Kennedy’s Health Office                                                                              Washington, DC

Healthcare Policy Intern                                                                                                                          June 2006 – August 2006

·         Conducted research to develop and bolster policy positions concerning stem cell research, drug safety, children’s health insurance, healthcare IT, medical privacy, bioterrorism preparedness, and other health-related issues

·         Provided technical assistance to constituents on issues related to state and federal healthcare legislation, wrote speeches for Senator Kennedy, and drafted model legislation creating a privacy rights protection commission


GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, The Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business                        Washington, DC

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Georgetown Public Policy Institute                                                                                     

Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Policy                                                                                   May 2007

·         3.92 GPA, High Distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma international business administration honors society

·         Georgetown Summer Program in International Management at Oxford University

·         Recipient of merit-based academic scholarship

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Georgetown University Law Center                                                      Washington, DC

Juris Doctor (awarded in conjunction with Master of Public Health)                                                                     May 2004

·         3.53 GPA, Cum Laude, Dean’s List, CALI Award, Equal Justice Foundation (EJF) board member

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Bloomberg School of Public Health                                            Baltimore, MD

Master of Public Health (awarded in conjunction with Juris Doctor)                                                                     May 2004

·         4.00 GPA, Delta Omega Alpha national public health honors society

·         Recipient of merit-based academic scholarship

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, Georgetown College of Arts and Sciences                                            Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts (Majors: Psychology, Pre-Medical, Minors: Mathematics, History)                                       May 2000

·         3.943 GPA, Summa Cum Laude, class rank: 4th of 801, Dean’s List, First Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

·         Pi Delta Epsilon (mathematics), Phi Alpha Theta (history), and Psi Chi (psychology) national honors societies

BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS _____________________________________________

·         Admitted and licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia (since 2004) and in Washington, DC (since 2005)


·         Conducted faculty-sponsored independent research on topics including mental health courts, global lead pollution, gun control, and the epidemiology of terrorism

·         Life member of American Mensa, an international high IQ society 

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