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About Krysten

Krysten Joyce is a senior health policy consultant in the Institute for Health Policy at Kaiser Permanente. Krysten leads the organization’s drug pricing initiative, providing strategic direction and content expertise to advance evidence-based fair pricing policies. In this role, she facilitates leadership discussions, cultivates external partnerships, and advances policy in alignment with Kaiser Permanente’s strategy. In addition to fair drug pricing policy, she also follows the health impacts of climate change, universal coverage policy, affordability, and delivery system reform.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Krysten was strategy and policy manager for the Colorado State Innovation Model, a federally funded initiative under the Governor’s office, where she was responsible for identifying and advancing policy strategies to improve access to integrated physical and behavioral health. She also led state efforts to explore development of new alternative payment models for primary care and rural hospitals. Before that, she spent over five years as a staff member in the U.S. Senate, primarily in the office of Senator Mark Udall (D-CO). As health policy advisor for Senator Udall, Krysten counseled on issues including Affordable Care Act implementation, reproductive health, and rural health services.

Krysten received her MPH and bachelor’s degree in health policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley. Based in the Rocky Mountains, Krysten spends her free time exploring local trails on her bike or skis with her dog, Millie.

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