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Renee Gross

About Renee Gross

Renee is a senior health policy consultant in the Institute for Health Policy at Kaiser Permanente. In her role, Renee leads the organization’s mental health initiative and provides content and strategy expertise on a variety of health care topics, including food security, behavioral health services in schools, child trauma and resiliency, and trends in Medicaid. She also manages research projects, tracks policy developments, and facilitates conversations among internal and external experts in the field. In 2024, Renee is following emerging health care topics such as AI use and safety, food is medicine interventions, and mental health workforce issues.

Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Renee served as public policy manager at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that the environments that surround children promote good health. In this role, she led the organization’s policy strategy and supported legislative campaigns across the country aimed at reducing childhood obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. Before that, she worked at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health, conducting research on food and beverage marketing to children and sugary drink taxes.

Renee holds a bachelor’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. In her free time, Renee enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.


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