Expertise: Women’s issues, health care, reproductive health and rights
Jamille Fields Allsbrook is the director of women’s health and rights with the Women’s Initiative at American Progress, where she oversees policy development and strategic planning related to advancing and defending women’s health and rights.
Prior to joining American Progress, Fields Allsbrook was a senior policy analyst at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she worked to improve reproductive health care access for low-income people, women, and young people across the country. Specifically, her portfolio focused on health care reform, including Affordable Care Act implementation and defense, private insurance, refusal clauses, and patient confidentiality, among other issues.
Additionally, Fields Allsbrook previously held a clinical fellowship at the Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, a teaching law clinic, where she supervised students while maintaining a portfolio focused on health care access and social determinants of health for people living with chronic illnesses, such as HIV. She is also a recipient of the If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Through that fellowship, she worked at the National Health Law Program to increase health care access for low-income populations and improve public and private coverage of reproductive health care.
Fields Allsbrook has a law degree, with a certificate in health law studies, and a Master of Public Health from St. Louis University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Currently, Fields Allsbrook teaches a course on health care reform at the University of Maryland School of Law.