Lee Hasselbacher is a senior policy researcher at The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at The University of Chicago.
Lee leads Ci3’s reproductive health policy research, collecting data and translating research to inform policy debates and legislation. She collaborates with health providers, advocates, and UChicago researchers to achieve evidence-based policy reform. Her policy-related research covers topics such as access to contraception and abortion, health care reform, religious refusals in health care, and consent and confidentiality for young people. Lee specializes in qualitative research to uncover the practical impact of laws and policies on equitable access to reproductive health care.
Lee is a graduate of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she focused on law and social policy, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously worked for Human Rights Watch and served as a law clerk with the ACLU of Illinois’ Reproductive Rights Program and the Center for Reproductive Rights.