Andrea Ducas is the vice president of Health Policy at American Progress, where she leads the organization’s efforts related to health care and public health. Ducas has spent her career at the intersection of advancing policy and systems change and has extensive expertise in health care coverage and affordability; payment and care delivery system reform; and what it takes to support culture change in health care and public health. Prior to joining American Progress, Ducas was a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she developed more than $150 million in strategic grants and investments to transform health and health care systems in the United States—including major advocacy initiatives; field-leading programs to anchor care delivery and payment changes in health equity; significant research into drivers of health; technical assistance and leadership support to state and federal policymakers; and widely used data platforms and frameworks to help communities and organizations set health priorities.
Earlier in her career, Ducas worked in development and communications for the Center for Family Representation, a nonprofit law and policy organization in New York City, and she served as a visiting scholar with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Ducas holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Brown University and a Master of Public Health in health policy and management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.