State Policy Network

SPN Visiting Fellow: Naomi Lopez

Naomi Lopez
Visiting Healthcare Policy Fellow

Naomi brings over 30 years of experience and is a nationally recognized healthcare policy expert. Her expertise includes developing innovative policy ideas, crafting legislation and associated legislative strategies, and coordinating stakeholder groups, particularly patient organizations, to influence legislative changes at both federal and state levels.

She is founder and principal of Nexus Policy Consulting and has held positions at the Goldwater Institute, Illinois Policy Institute, Pacific Research Institute, Institute for Socioeconomic Studies, and the Cato Institute. She is also co-founder, with Joe Grogan, of the AI in Healthcare Working Group.

Recognized as a healthcare thought leader, Naomi is a regular contributor to media discussions and a seasoned public speaker. She has penned hundreds of scholarly articles, studies, and commentaries. Academically, she holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity University, Texas, and an M.A. in Government from The Johns Hopkins University.