Chris Denson

Director of Policy and Research


Christopher Denson joined the Foundation in March 2020 as Director of Policy and Research. He brings to the Foundation nearly a decade of experience in the healthcare arena in Georgia, most recently as Director of Outreach at HCA Memorial Health, a 612-bed Level 1 trauma center serving a 32-county region in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

Before that, he was Manager of Health Policy Consulting for Leavitt Partners in Washington, D.C., and Director of Advisory Services for Hometown Health, a multi-state rural hospital trade association in the Southeastern United States and Iowa.

A native of Douglasville, Ga., Denson graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in Politics and was a member of Princeton’s Varsity Football team. He earned his Master’s in Public Health (Health Policy and Management) at the University of Georgia after launching his career as a staff member in the Office of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, managing constituent services and a legislative portfolio of Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs issues.

Denson is a member of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute Class of 2019 and has served as a volunteer supporting nonprofit delivery of healthcare to uninsured residents in South Georgia.

June 13, 2022 • Commentary

The Misconceptions of Medicaid Expansion

On June 3 the North Carolina Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would significantly restructure healthcare delivery. What could it mean for Georgia?