Amy Chen is a Senior Attorney in the National Health Law Program’s California office, where she conducts research, advocacy, and education on reproductive and sexual health access and services. Her areas of expertise include coverage for contraception and pregnancy, expanding access to family planning and abortion services, and addressing racial disparities in maternal care. Since 2019, she has also led the National Health Law Program’s Doula Medicaid Project, which advocates for expanding access to full spectrum doula care for all pregnant and postpartum people. Prior to joining the National Health Law Program, Amy worked as a direct legal services attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid in Oakland, California for eight years.
Amy has three children and had doulas for all three of her births. One of her children was born premature and spent his first weeks of life in the NICU.