Natasha Murphy is the director of Health Policy at American Progress, where she develops and advances policy proposals to lower health care costs and improve health care coverage, affordability, and quality.

Prior to joining American Progress, Murphy served as a public policy and regulatory compliance analyst at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where she leveraged her research, analysis, and communication skills to inform and disseminate the organization’s policy positions and served as a liaison for regulatory and policy issues affecting the commercial market. Previously, Murphy was a Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar, assisted with early Affordable Care Act implementation efforts at the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance, and served as an ombudsman for the District of Columbia deputy mayor for health and human services.

Murphy earned her Master of Science in public health, health policy degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in health sciences, magna cum laude, from Howard University.