Health Policy Advisor; Candidate for Doctor of Public Health, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
Stephanie Kang currently serves as the Health Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and is a Doctor of Public Health Candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As Health Policy Advisor, she assisted in crafting the Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and executes legislative actions and political strategy in coalition with a diverse group of progressive organizations to promote Medicare for All inside and outside of Congress. She also advises on various health policy priorities for the Congressional Progressive Caucus. She is a proud Tennessean native, born in Nashville, and raised there for most of her upbringing until her family moved to Franklin. After being in Boston and Washington, D.C. for the last several years, she is happy to be back home, in Nashville, with her husband Hector Carrasco and Pancho, their dog/hijo. She has several years of experience in coalition building, community organizing, and scaling non-profit organizations. Prior to her doctoral degree program, she served as Program Director for an innovative education program for underserved Boston youth and another organization implementing community-based health and education clinics in rural Haiti. Her other past professional experiences include directing a program that provided clinician placements in hospitals throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, performing drug discovery research for neurodegenerative diseases, and coordinating clinical research in the ICU while managing a quality improvement physician training program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She holds a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University and a Master of Science in Global Health from Northwestern University.