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Deborah Bryant

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

2024 fellow

Deborah Bryant is a leader who values working on collaborative teams and engaging stakeholders to produce better services and goods for our nation. She currently serves as a Senior Advisor, providing policy and strategic leadership for expanding access to high quality, affordable health care in the private health insurance market at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

As a White House Leadership Development Program Fellow, Ms. Bryant will work in the U.S. Office of the Chief Statistician as part of the Executive Office of the President. In this role, she hopes to bring her experience working across federal agencies and with internal and external stakeholders to advance the office’s strategic initiatives and the President’s Management Agenda.

Ms. Bryant has dedicated her career to developing and implementing national health care policy and program reforms. In her most recent role, she led the implementation of key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the No Surprises Act that advanced consumer protections in the private insurance market. She wrote policy and regulations aimed to expand health care pricing and information transparency, protect consumers from surprise medical bills, and assist consumers with understanding their costs and options when navigating the health insurance marketplaces.

As a passionate agent of change, Ms. Bryant volunteers with the KidSave EMBRACE project taskforce, which is breaking down barriers to the mentorship and adoption of black youth in foster care.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Bryant spent her career in the public and private sectors supporting health care quality and access expansion and served as a 2005-2006 Congressional Black Caucus fellow. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health from Boston University and has a certificate in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

When Ms. Bryant isn’t working on complex issues at work, she and her husband are managing complex issues at home raising three smart, fun-loving, big-hearted boys. In her spare time, Ms. Bryant enjoys trying to prevent her DIY projects from turning into “Pinterest fails” and spending time with family and friends.

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