As a health policy expert, Rabah Kamal mastered the art of demystifying critical but complex information — and even managed to make cost-sharing reduction subsidies sound compelling. Today, she uses that experience to help her clients elevate their ideas and amplify their impact.
Prior to joining West Wing Writers, Rabah was a longtime health policy and data analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation. In that role, she led analyses of private health insurance markets, mental health and substance use policy, and U.S. health system performance. By skillfully wrangling research findings into briefs, tweets, data visualizations, and presentations, she informed national and local conversations among the media, politicians, and key stakeholders.
Previously, as a health care reporter in Colorado, Rabah also spotlighted issues affecting public health and safety. And, as someone who is equal parts artist and data scientist, Rabah is also a painter, printmaker, and poet. She participated in a group art show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and was an artist in residence at the Kala Art Institute in California.
Rabah holds a Bachelor’s in molecular biology, religious studies, and psychology from the University of Denver and a Master’s in health policy and law from UC San Francisco and UC Hastings College of the Law. She also earned graduate certificates in public health and applied statistics and was top of her class in auto tech courses. She’s from Colorado, but thanks to her Pakistani roots, Rabah is the most devoted cricket fan this side of the Atlantic.