Alexis Robles is a Health Policy Fellow in the National Health Law Program’s Los Angeles offices, where she works on a variety of health issues, including Medi-Cal and Medicaid coverage, Affordable Care Act Marketplace coverage, abortion coverage, and mental health issues. She assists in the creation of issue briefs, presentations, factsheets, and memos.
In May 2012, Alexis graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Literature. Her Anthropology senior research thesis focused on comparisons between alternative medicine and western bio-medicine, particular for Mexico’s Yaqui indigenous population. Her Modern Literature senior research thesis explored feminist retellings of common fairytales and their effect on feminist writers.
In May 2017, Alexis earned a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. The focus of her MPH was in Community Health Sciences and her Public Health Analysis and Culminating experience was on The Effect of Racism on the Mental Health of Black Women in the United States. She also earned an additional Graduate Certificate in Program Management. While at Tulane University, she interned for the Louisiana Office of Public Health’s Bureau of Family Health as a Health Equity Intern. She created informational briefs, presentations, trainings, and factsheets on health equity issues in New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole. During her time as a graduate student, Alexis was a research assistant for a vaccine access project that included bilingual interviews, literature review, data management, and data analysis.