David Rousseau is publisher and executive director of KFF Health News, the largest health newsroom in the United States, and serves as KFF’s executive director of journalism and information technology.
Since joining KFF in 1999, Rousseau has led several significant initiatives, including the expansion of KFF Health News across multiple regional bureaus and specialized reporting desks, the development of a new program on misinformation, and projects related to health reform, access and spending. Rousseau previously directed all online and digital operations for the organization, and served as both director of KFF’s statehealthfacts.org project and associate director of KFF’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
Rousseau serves as chair of the board of Media Impact Funders, is secretary of the National Academy for State Health Policy board, and is a member of the boards of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Civic News Company. He also serves on advisory committees for Crisis Text Line and Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity. He also served two terms on the board of Grantmakers in Health. Additionally, Rousseau has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the George Washington University School of Public Health, and has served on numerous task forces and advisory groups for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Academy of Sciences, and his hometown of New Orleans. Prior to KFF, Rousseau was an associate at The Lewin Group.
Rousseau received a Master of Public Health degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale, where he worked on the staff of the Yale Daily News.