Julie Jolly Rose brings over 15 years of healthcare policy and higher education advocacy experience to her senior policy position at Lewis-Burke. Ms. Rose works closely with clients to advance their academic medicine portfolios by closely monitoring legislative and regulatory development and providing strategic analysis and advice on issues relating to a range of healthcare issues, including Medicare and Medicaid payment policies and/or practices, graduate medical education, healthcare delivery, mental and behavioral health policy, federal support for health professions education and training, and regulatory policy that impacts teaching hospitals.
Before joining Lewis-Burke, Ms. Rose served as a Health Policy Advisor and Legislative Assistant to Missouri Senator Kit Bond where she handled several important pieces of health legislation including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. She worked closely on biomedical research issues relating to the National Institutes of Health and with hospitals on a wide variety of issues such as the 340B Drug Pricing Program, and protecting disproportionate share hospital payments. She also assisted in efforts to secure funding for Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education, develop policy around early childhood health initiatives, and promote pediatric research.
During her time on Capitol Hill, Ms. Rose also lead education efforts for Senator Bond including reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Individuals with Disabilities Act, and the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act. She collaborated with public and private universities as well as local, state, and national associations. Ms. Rose was also responsible for advising Senator Bond, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on health and education appropriations policy. She also worked closely with the Small Businesses Committee on several issues including the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Ms. Rose also previously served as a Legislative Assistant on the Aging Subcommittee for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. In this role she worked on several health and policies impacting the aging population, including the Ronald Regan Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act
In between her time serving as a senior senate staff member, Ms. Rose guided the government relations activities of the University of Missouri System in her role as the Director of Federal Relations. In that position, she was active in the higher education advocacy community as an executive committee member for the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), Council on Government Affairs, and as an active member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Ms. Rose has served twice on APLU's Executive Committee for the Council on Governmental Affairs. She currently leads the Ad-Hoc Opioid Task Force for CGA. Ms. Rose is also currently 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.
Ms. Rose received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Missouri State University.