Kelly Krinn

Kelly Krinn


Washington, DC

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Kelly Krinn is a skilled policy researcher and analyst with experience assessing health reform proposals, synthesizing relevant information into a coherent narrative, and translating complex and technical information into accessible deliverables and presentations.

Prior to joining HMA, Kelly worked with UnitedHealth Group External Affairs, generating health policy and market analyses related to federal and state health reform efforts, and producing deliverables articulating the company’s health policy platform. She developed original quantitative analyses, leveraging publicly available survey and administrative data to provide insight into key problems facing the nation’s healthcare system and evidence to support policy and business solutions. Kelly modeled the financial and enrollment impacts of health reform proposals on Medicaid and Exchange coverage at national and state levels to provide strategic insight to business leaders. She co-authored several reports on topics, including: covering the uninsured, Medicaid expansion, primary care access and delivery models, and freestanding emergency departments.

While in graduate school, Kelly undertook an independent capstone project, researching how states’ involvement in their exchanges impacted premiums. A version of this research was published in Health Affairs.

Kelly earned her Master of Public Policy with a focus on health policy and quantitative analysis from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from St. Olaf College. Kelly is skilled in Stata and Tableau.