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)

New Jersey Chooses People Over Profits in the Fiscal Year 2025 State Budget

By taxing the world’s most profitable companies to fund public transit, New Jersey’s latest state budget prioritizes people over corporate profits.

Medical Debt Protections Paired with Debt Elimination and Addressing High Health Care Cost Leads to Health Equity

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of prohibiting reporting medical debt to credit agencies.

Strengthening Access to Affordable Reproductive Health Care Coverage Advances Equity

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of advancing access to reproductive health care.

Prohibiting Reporting Medical Debt to Credit Reporting Agencies Would Help Protect New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable Residents from Financial Ruin

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy before the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.

Outdated and Ineffective: Why New Jersey Needs to Update Its Top Anti-Poverty Program

TANF benefit grant amounts set in the 90s fail to keep up with today's rising costs and the evolving needs of families and children.

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.