Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Newman Barnhart, MPH


Jen is a Public Health Consultant at NACDD working on Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program. Through this work, Jen provides intensive technical assistance to build the capacity of Medicaid coverage for the National DPP for nine state public health and Medicaid agencies.

Prior to NACDD, Jen launched her public health consulting and management firm, LUMA Health Consulting, focused on advancing community health through population health solutions. Her experience includes serving as the Director of the Johns Hopkins Baltimore Community Health Partnership and Population Health Director, Public Health Services Chief of Staff, and Deputy Director of the Public Health Laboratory for the Maryland Department of Health.

Jen’s expertise is focused on the government sector and includes core public health service delivery, publicly funded healthcare programs, community health needs assessment, innovative payment mechanisms, grants management, public health workforce development, health policy, and social service delivery. Jen has 20 years of experience, including business, non-profit, pharma, academic, payer, and government sectors. Jen has a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a certificate in Public Mental Health Research, and undergraduate degrees in biology and biochemistry.

Jen lives with her husband and their twin boy and girl in northern Baltimore County in Maryland.

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