Kahaari Kenyatta


Kahaari Kenyatta is a Director in our Health Practice, bringing his unique background to bear on policy issues he is passionate about. Kahaari is a savvy political analyst whose ability to maneuver in Congress and the administration and offer strategic counsel to his team and clients is relied on day in and day out. His policy and political expertise has been foundational to our work to advance client policy objectives in health care reimbursement and finance, prescription drugs, and other policy areas. 

Before kicking off his policy career at Waxman Strategies, Kahaari was a researcher, working as an analyst managing large market research projects for top global biopharmaceutical firms and as a research coordinator in several community-based and academic public health research projects in the New York City and Philadelphia metro areas. 

Kahaari earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Health & Societies with a concentration in Public Health. When not working on policy, Kahaari is an active Bass-Baritone in D.C.’s choral music community and a frequent interloper on #EconTwitter. 

Our Team


  • Leads internal policy, political, and strategic capacity development on broad health care payment and delivery reform portfolio. 

  • Managed $500K market research account for a HIV drug manufacturer in support of first-of-its-kind pre-launch regimen in order to drive greater alignment with patient needs and enhance patient and provider education materials. 

  • Developed qualitative analysis protocol for a mixed-method public health research project, now published in the Journal of Children and Media.