Issie Davis


Before joining Waxman Strategies as an Associate on the Health team, 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 on Americans of the IIJA, ARP, and the Dobbs decision. 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 in 2021 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 on a project that investigated Black ancillary health workers experiences 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 playing tennis, doing yoga, knitting or reading! 

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.