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)

People Pay, Hospitals Profit: Rising Prices Drive High Health Care Costs

New Jersey lost more than $1.26 billion from 2016 to 2018 to hospitals overcharging.

Lessons Learned from New Census Data on Health Insurance

NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Brittany Holom-Trundy, Ph.D. breaks down new health insurance highlights and takeaways from new Census data.

It’s Time for New Jersey to Fix WorkFirst NJ to Better Support Low-Income Families

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of removing administrative barriers from WorkFirst NJ program.

The New “Easy Enrollment” Program will Lower Barriers to Affordable Health Care

The new program takes tax filing and unemployment claim forms and turns them into opportunities to enroll in health care coverage — all by checking a box.

Affordable for Some: What’s Included and Missing in New Jersey’s FY 2023 Budget

The new state budget creates a Child Tax Credit, but other programs to support working families didn’t make it in.

It’s Still Time for All Kids Coverage

Lawmakers must prioritize Cover All Kids funding and implementation so all kids have the affordable, high-quality health care they deserve.

Easy Enrollment Would Make Affordable Health Care More Accessible for All

Testimony from NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy, in support of the establishment of an Easy Enrollment program.

Breaking Down Governor Murphy’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal

State lawmakers have a big opportunity to make New Jersey affordable for all thanks to stronger than expected tax collections.

Prescription Drug Affordability Board Would Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Testimony by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy supporting the establishment of a Prescription Drug Affordability Board.

Adjusting Work First New Jersey Eligibility Would Help Tackle Child Poverty

Testimony by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of amending Work First New Jersey eligibility to include more New Jersey Families.