Issie Davis


Issie Davis is an Associate on the Health Team at Waxman Strategies. Her portfolio focuses on issues such as prescription drug policy, sexual and reproductive health, and access to affordable health care coverage.

Before joining Waxman Strategies, Issie worked at The Hub Project as a Research and Policy Associate. There, she worked to create policy briefs and research resources for progressive partners and policymakers on a range of topics, including the impact of the IIJA, ARP, and the Dobbs decision on individuals. Issie also developed strategic framing for earned and paid communications on issues including abortion, health care access, and prescription drug prices.

Issie earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Global Health and the Environment from Washington University in St. Louis. As a student, Issie worked with Dr. Parikh on a CDC-funded project to increase adherence to PrEP in the Midwest and investigated the important public health role of Black ancillary health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Issie’s commitment to reproductive health care access led her to write her prize-winning senior honor thesis about state legislator characteristics that drive restrictive abortion legislation passage. In her free time, you can find Issie reading, making pottery and cooking!


Our Team


  • Developed focus group guidelines, aggregated data from targeted focus groups, and wrote a three-part health care report that captured the impact of the ACA and ARP on Arizonan’s access and usage of health care.
  • Selected to be a part of a paid canvassing team with Pro-Choice Missouri that helped elect abortion-advocate Tishaura Jones as the first Black, female Mayor of St. Louis.
  • Researched and wrote parts of a strategic plan that received over seven figures in funding.