Ellie Dehoney has been vice president of policy and advocacy at Research!America since March of 2011. Previously, she served as legislative director for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and as health legislative assistant and legislative director for Brown in the House of Representatives. Ellie’s background also includes serving as a health legislative assistant for Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), as a  special assistant in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the Department of Health and Human Services, and in nonprofit and private sector roles focused on health care financing and delivery.  She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the George Mason University College of Health and Human Services and on the Board of Directors of the Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Partnership (EBRP).

Ellie received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill.