Jamille Fields Allsbrook, JD, MPH

by Jasmine Phiri

August 9, 2021

Director, Women’s Health and Rights,
Center for American Progress

Jamille Fields Allsbrook is the director of women’s health and rights with the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress, where she oversees policy development and strategic planning related to advancing and defending women’s health and rights. This includes maternal and reproductive health care, as well as ensuring women’s health needs are considered in health care reform, research, and public health policies.

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 finance and reform. 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, and she serves on a number of public health and health care boards and committees, including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Consumer Representatives, the American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section, the Power to Decide Public Policy Advisory Council, the Saint Louis University School of Public Health External Advisory Board, and as a Positive Women’s Health Network fellowship coach.

Fields Allsbrook writing, research and commentary has been featured in the Washington Post, The Hill, Essence Magazine, and Telemundo, among other national, state, and local media.