Blair Inniss is a policy analyst at The Hilltop Institute. As part of the health reform team, she provides policy development, program evaluation, and data analysis for health reform initiatives, Medicaid, and other publicly funded programs.
Prior to joining Hilltop, Ms. Inniss was a health policy analyst at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). She acted as state coordinator for Healthiest Maryland Businesses, a statewide workplace wellness initiative, and assisted in the development and modification of regulations and legislation within the Primary Care and Community Health Bureau, among others. She also reviewed bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly; analyzed federal, state, and local legislation, regulations, and policy; participated in grant writing and management; and helped coordinate annual symposia. Before her position at DHMH, Ms. Inniss gained experience at Hilltop as a law and policy intern. Other positions and experiences include student attorney/legal assistant at the Network for Public Health Law, mayoral fellow at the Office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, law clerk at Project HEAL (Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute), program associate at the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and intern at the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.
Ms. Inniss received her JD (with a certificate in health law) from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, her MA in public communications from American University, and her BA in communications and Spanish from Florida State University. Ms. Inniss is admitted to practice in Maryland.