David Rousseau, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

TITLE: Vice President and Executive Director of Health Policy Media and Technology

FOCUS AREAS: Health Journalism

CONTACT: 650-854-9400, online form

PROFILE: David Rousseau is the vice president and the executive director of health policy media and technology at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He is the primary person in charge of Kaiser’s journalism programs.

His professional bio shares:

David Rousseau is Vice President and Executive Director of Health Policy Media and Technology. He oversees the Foundation’s health policy media programs, including Kaiser Health News and all journalism programs, and directs the Foundation’s technology and online activities.  Previously, Mr. Rousseau was Director of the Foundation’s statehealthfacts.org project and was an Associate Director of the Kaiser Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KPMU).  His work at KPMU was focused on Medicaid and CHIP spending, financing and enrollment, as well as Medicaid service delivery issues, including managed care.  He has also managed a range of projects relating to health reform, access to care and health spending.
Mr. Rousseau currently serves as the Chair of the Media Impact Funders Board, is a member of the Grantmakers in Health Board, and advises Crisis Text Line on data ethics issues. Mr. Rousseau has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the George Washington University School of Public Health as a Lecturer in the department of Health Policy, and has served on numerous task forces and advisory groups for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Academy of Sciences, and the City of New Orleans (David’s hometown).  His work has appeared in journals including Health Affairs and the Journal of the American Medical Association, where he created and edits the monthly “Visualizing Health Policy” series in partnership with the Journal. He has spoken on health policy and journalism topics at a wide range of conferences and events.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Rousseau worked as a consultant at The Lewin Group.  Mr. Rousseau received his Masters in Public Health from Yale University’s School of Medicine, and his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale College.