Rekha Ramesh leads the Policy group at Gilead and is responsible for worldwide policy strategy, partnerships, positions and research. She has been at Gilead since 2005 and until 2014 was responsible for pricing and reimbursement policy in Government Affairs. Prior to joining Gilead, she consulted for Health Management Associates (HMA), a public policy consulting company where she worked with governments to develop policies that would provide greater access to health coverage and with private institutions to help them navigate the complexities of US health policy (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid and 340B). She is also a published author of studies on health coverage. Prior to joining HMA, Rekha was an Analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Rekha also held brief positions in the Health Care Financing branch of the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Management and Budget and the Joint Committee on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and her Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.