Brittany Holom-Trundy

Dr. Brittany L. Holom-Trundy, Senior Policy Analyst, is a researcher and lecturer whose interests include health care system reform, the differential impact of health policies across socioeconomic groups, and the role of social and cultural factors in the access to and use of health care services, as well as health outcomes. Prior to joining NJPP in May 2020, Brittany taught classes on human security, health care systems, post-Soviet politics, human rights, and development at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and in the Department of Political Science at The College of New Jersey. She also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Puerto Rican Action Board in New Brunswick and has recently volunteered at one of New Jersey’s COVID-19 testing sites as part of the Medical Reserve Corps. Brittany received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 2018, where her dissertation explored healthcare reforms in the former Soviet countries and the impact of decision making at critical junctures on long-term institutional trajectories. She received her Master’s in Politics from Princeton in 2013 and her Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Literature and Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. Email: holom (at)

Evaluating Governor Murphy’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2025

The governor’s budget maintains funding for essential public services, but more revenue is needed.

What to Look for in the New Jersey Budget for Fiscal Year 2025

Ahead of Governor Murphy’s budget address, here are eleven ways the next state budget can advance economic justice.

State of the State 2024: Rapid Reaction

The NJPP team reacts to key highlights and omissions in Governor Murphy’s State of the State address.

Arbitrary Time Limits on Emergency Assistance Prevent New Jerseyans From Receiving Supports They Need

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of extending the time limit for Emergency Asistance.

New Jersey’s Lowest Income Families Could Lose Their Emergency Assistance

Emergency Assistance provides direct support to protect residents from the harmful effects of poverty and homelessness.

Extending Emergency Assistance Would Help New Jersey Residents Avoid Hunger and Homelessness

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of extending the eligibility for Emergency Assistance.

Building on Existing Programs Will Help Support New Jersey’s Families

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy on the New Jersey Department of Human Services FY 2025 budget.

The Best Medicine: How the Drug Affordability Council Can Advance Future Drug Pricing Reforms in New Jersey

The new Drug Affordability Council holds potential to transform the lives of patients who have struggled to access life-saving treatments.

Red Flags Amid a Sea of Green: Breaking Down New Jersey’s FY 2024 Budget

Lawmakers missed a historic opportunity to fix New Jersey's finances by prioritizing short-sighted tax cuts in the new state budget.

What The Dobbs Decision Means for Abortion Rights in New Jersey and Beyond

The Dobbs decision overturned the constitutional right to abortion, leaving it up to individual states to determine abortion rights.