Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Dr. Jamila Perritt

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Jamila Perritt MD MPH FACOG is a fellowship trained, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health (PRH), a physician led organization that mobilizes the medical community, educating and organizing providers, using medicine and science to advance access to reproductive health care for all people. Dr. Perritt has a comprehensive background in family planning and has worked more than 20 years in the reproductive health, rights and justice spaces. She provides on the ground, community-based care focusing primarily on the intersection of sexual health, reproductive rights and social justice. In addition to her work as a clinical provider in the Washington, DC area, she has lead PRH since 2020. Dr. Perritt is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a fellowship in Complex Family Planning at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. During her fellowship training, Dr. Perritt received a master’s degree in public health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Perritt is a passionate advocate for reproductive health, rights and justice which has allowed her to work closely with many organizations in support of access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including Advocates for Youth and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is a member of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) and a writer with Echoing Ida, a community Black women and nonbinary writers that seeks to shift culture and build movements through narrative change. Dr. Perritt serves via Mayoral appointment to Washington DC’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and serves as Chair of ACOG’s Committee for the Health Care for Underserved Women. She is a member of the Society of Family Planning, serves on the All* Above All Steering Committee, and as a member of the Black Maternal Health Federal Policy Collective.

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