Lindsey Horan is AcademyHealth’s senior manager for advocacy, helping to execute the organization’s grassroots and policy work. Since joining AcademyHealth in 2011, she has actively supported efforts to raise the visibility of health services and systems research and to promote its value to Congress, members of the media, and the broader health community.
In her role, Ms. Horan is responsible for coordinating AcademyHealth’s official campaigns and its response to legislation, regulations, and other trends in the public and private sector that stand to shape the field of health services research. She also manages several internal groups that relate to advocacy, including the Friends of AHRQ, NCHS, and NIMHD coalitions to which AcademyHealth serves as the institutional home; the Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy, a standing committee of the Board of Directors that provides guidance on AcademyHealth’s advocacy priorities and activities; and the Advocacy Interest Group.
Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Ms. Horan held internships spanning the political and corporate worlds, including time on Capitol Hill, at an integrated communications agency specializing in branding, public relations, and advertising, and in the corporate communications office of a hospital.
Ms. Horan received her master’s degree in global communication, with a concentration in public diplomacy, from The George Washington University in 2013. She received her B.A. in international affairs and her A.B.J. in public relations from the University of Georgia.