Karen Davenport, M.P.A., former director of health policy at the National Women’s Law Center, has focused her career on advocacy, research, and public policy development dedicated to improving Americans’ access to health care. Previously she was a research project director and lecturer in the George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy and director of health policy at the Center for American Progress, where she led health policy research and advocacy, with a particular focus on health care reform. Davenport earned an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a B.A. in political science from Whitman College.