Claire Cruse

Claire Cruse

Senior Director of Program Development

Claire joined the NEHI team in November 2022 as Senior Director of Program Development. She combines her health policy and health services research background, deep understanding of issues that cut across health care industry stakeholders, and focus on health care innovation to direct research programs for NEHI.

Claire joined NEHI after more than 10 years at Deloitte, most recently leading strategy and operations for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and Deloitte Health Equity Institute. While there, she directed strategic initiatives for the team of health services researchers and health equity program experts. For many years, she also led research for the Center for Health Solutions around several priority areas, including health equity and the drivers of health, health care consumers, Medicare and Medicare Advantage policy, aging, and health care innovation. Prior to Deloitte, she worked in the nonprofit sector, working to advance policies and services focused on older adults. This remains an area of passion for her both in her professional and personal life.
Claire earned her Master of Public Health and Health Policy at The George Washington University; graduate certificate in Gerontology at The University of Georgia; and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology at The University of Georgia.

Claire is based out of Denver, Colorado. When she’s not working, she can be found working on any number of ongoing sewing projects or with her husband chasing her two boys around on bikes or snowboards.

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