Erin Dorrien is vice president of policy at the Maryland Hospital Association. She leads MHA’s workforce and capacity strategies, including an approach to quantify the need for behavioral health services in the community. Erin also works on initiatives to increase physician and community engagement in support of Maryland’s unique Total Cost of Care Model.
Erin previously served as MHA director of policy and government affairs. Prior to joining MHA, she was the chief of Government and Public Affairs for the Maryland Health Care Commission. There she shepherded legislation through the General Assembly to modernize oversight of cardiac interventions— convening stakeholder work groups and special projects around rural health care delivery, physician self-referral, step therapy, and palliative care.
Earlier in her career, Erin worked at the Department of Legislative Services where she staffed the House Appropriations Committee on matters related to health and human services.
She has a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in health policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany. And Erin serves on the board of the South Baltimore Learning Center and is an active volunteer with Moveable Feast.