Jade Kissi, MPH, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she provides project support and research assistance on initiatives focused primarily on improving early childhood health outcomes, including Accelerating Child Health Transformation and Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid. She also supports an initiative providing strategic planning and technical assistance to New Jersey’s Medicaid program.

Jade recently participated in a research fellowship, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to perform a systematic literature review on identifying gaps in research related to structural racism within the criminal justice system and how it directly impacts the health of racial minorities within the United States. She also completed a six-month internship at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Accountable Care and Clinical Integration, the unit responsible for the management of the hospital’s accountable care organization and efforts to integrate primary and specialty care.

Jade earned a master’s of public health in healthcare management from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in the sociology of health and medicine from the University of Michigan.

Jade is an active member of the National Association of Healthcare Executives (NAHSE), an organization dedicated to the stewardship and development of Black health care leaders, and the first scholarship winner for the NAHSE Connecticut Chapter.

Outside of her professional duties, Jade enjoys spending time with her family, tending to her vegetable garden, traveling, going to concerts, singing in her church choir, teaching Sunday school, and cooking and dancing to afrobeats and reggaeton!