Kelsey Brykman, MS, is a senior program officer for the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports states in promoting value-based payment models with a focus on primary care. Kelsey’s current projects include the Advancing Primary Care Innovation in Medicaid Managed Care initiative through which she provides technical assistance on policy levers to support primary care. She also works on other projects related to the design and implementation of value-based payment models, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), behavioral health payment models, and payment models to support children’s health.

Prior to joining CHCS, Kelsey served as a program manager for the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission where she supported projects related to developing standards for ACO and patient-centered medical home delivery models in the state. She also worked as a consultant in the Health Care Advisory division of Ernst & Young.

Kelsey earned a master’s of science degree in health policy and management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in biology and society from Cornell University.

While not at work, Kelsey enjoys elaborate cooking projects, getting lost in a good novel, taking ceramics classes, and attempting to cultivate a vegetable garden.