Julie Jolly Rose

Julie Jolly Rose brings over 18 years of government relations, healthcare policy, and higher education advocacy experience and leads Lewis-Burke’s healthcare policy portfolio.  Julie works closely with clients to advance their academic medicine interests by closely monitoring legislative and regulatory developments and providing strategic analysis and advice on issues across the healthcare spectrum.  Julie specializes in working with clients at the intersection of academia and healthcare delivery, helping clients with academic medical centers stay at the forefront of the changing federal healthcare landscape and advancing their education, research and healthcare priorities. 

Before joining Lewis-Burke, Julie served as a Health Policy Advisor and Legislative Assistant to Missouri Senator Kit Bond, and on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Aging where she handled critical health legislation.  She has first-hand experience working on the most influential health policy of the last two decades such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.  Julie also led education efforts for Senator Bond. Julie served as the Director of Federal Relations for the University of Missouri System, where she collaborated with public and private universities as well as local, state, and national associations.

Issue Expertise: Appropriations, healthcare delivery, graduate medical education, healthcare innovation, Medicare and Medicaid policy, 340B drug pricing program, health professions education and training, mental and behavioral health, health services research, biomedical research, rural health, telemedicine, public health, health disparities, and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR).

Additional Experience: Julie has served twice on the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) Executive Committee for the Council on Governmental Affairs (CGA) and she currently leads the Ad-Hoc Opioid Task Force for CGA.  Julie is a member of Women in Government Relations, the Association for Women in Science, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee.

Vital Statistics: Julie received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Missouri State University.  She was raised in Texas and Missouri and these roots still run deep.  Julie likes good BBQ and Dolly Parton.