JoAnn Volk, M.A., is a senior research professor at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Health Policy Institute, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. There she directs research, authors papers, and provides technical assistance and training on private insurance reform issues as they affect consumers, including implementation of health insurance marketplaces and the insurance market rules under the Affordable Care Act.
Prior to joining Georgetown, Ms. Volk managed health care policy for the AFL-CIO. From 2001 to 2010, she represented the Federation on a broad range of health care issues, including employer-sponsored coverage, Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, health care quality, and health care workforce issues. Before joining the AFL-CIO, Ms. Volk was a senior analyst with Abt Associates doing research on state-based efforts to cover the uninsured and state high-risk pools. She also served as an aide to the Speaker of the New York State Assembly.
Ms. Volk holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in health policy.