Molly Battistelli, MPH

Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

Ms. Battistelli directs several projects that aim to advance reproductive justice and access to health care for all women. Her work emphasizes a public health/health services approach to understanding the complex forces that affect the policy landscape for reproductive health care in the United States. Ms. Battistelli’s current focus is on expanding access to reproductive health care in primary care settings, understanding and promoting the role of nurses in abortion care, and advancing an evidence-based approach to health policy and service delivery. She is presently examining the impact of California’s enactment of AB154 (which legalized the provision of aspiration abortion by advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in California) on primary care and reproductive health care clinics and models of care delivery. Ms. Battistelli has over a decade of experience in applied public health research, having previously worked at the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as a consultant to the RAND Corporation. 


  • Connecticut College, Bachelor's
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Master's in Public Health