Kelsey Brykman, MS, is a senior program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports states in implementing value-based payment approaches and innovative care delivery models within Medicaid managed care. Kelsey’s work particularly focuses on advancing high quality and equitable primary care. Her current projects include the Medicaid Primary Care Population-Based Payment Learning Collaborative, which provides technical assistance to states implementing primary care payment reform, and the Medicaid Innovation Collaborative, which supports states and health plans in leveraging technology-enabled innovation. She also works on other projects related to transforming child health care delivery and improving access to behavioral health services.

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 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.