Laila Issa MPP '25

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Laila Issa, MPP '25

Laila is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Sanford School pursuing a concentration in health policy. Prior to Duke, Laila worked as a project analyst at Mathematica, a social policy research and consulting organization. During this time, Laila provided strategic consulting support on several federal policy assessment and program improvement projects, including the evaluation of CMS Innovation Center’s Medicare alternative payment models and the implementation state-based Medicaid and CHIP coverage retention programs as the government-mandated public health emergency (COVID-19) ends. Laila received her BA in Public Health in 2020 from the University of California, Berkeley. She is interested in global health law, correctional health and leveraging emerging technology in the interest of public health.