by Jasmine Batchelor
August 21, 2020
Deputy Administrator, Center for Innovation and Partnership, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
Kelly Cronin serves as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Innovation and Partnership at HHS’ Administration for Community Living. She has been with the HHS since 2001, in a variety of roles at the FDA, CMS, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, which she helped establish as its first employee. For several years, she coordinated health IT programs and policies with health care payment and delivery system reform. In her current role, she oversees programs to support Medicare beneficiaries’ access to low income subsidies, health insurance counseling on their benefit options, as well State No Wrong Door systems to enable access to long-term services and supports and the state efforts to enable access to assistive technologies. Her Center also leads efforts to develop and integrate networks of community-based organizations into health care delivery to address social determinants of health. She holds a master of public health with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics and a master of science in health policy from the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University.