Molly 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’s Center for Health Policy, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and as a consultant to the RAND Corporation. She received her BA from Connecticut College and her MPH from UCLA.
June 26, 2018
Roberts SCM Upadhyay UD Liu G Kerns JL Ba D Beam N Leslie DL. Association of Facility Type With Procedural-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events Among Patients Undergoing Induced Abortions. June 2018. JAMA, 319(24):2497-2506.
February 15, 2018
Battistelli M Magnusson S Biggs MA Freedman LR. Expanding the Abortion Provider Workforce: A Qualitative Study of Organizations Implementing a New California Policy. February 2018. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 50(1):33-39.
February 1, 2018
Freedman LR Hebert LE Battistelli M Stulberg DB. Religious hospital policies on reproductive care: What do patients want to know?. February 2018. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 218(2):251.e1-251.e9.
January 5, 2018
Berglas NF Battistelli M Nicholson WK Sabota M Urman RD Roberts SCM. The effect of facility characteristics on patient safety, patient experience, and service availability for procedures in non-hospital-affiliated outpatient settings: A systematic review. January 2018. PLOS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190975.