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)

Slow Down: Horizon’s Restructuring Plan Raises Red Flags

Big details lacking in proposal to restructure New Jersey's largest health insurer.

GetCoveredNJ: How New Jersey’s State-Based Exchange Will Make Health Coverage More Affordable

The state-based exchange will help to increase access to, and affordability of, health coverage.

Unprecedented and Unequal: Racial Inequities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

No matter how you measure it, Black and Latinx residents have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Budget Breakdown: Everything You Need to Know About the FY 2021 State Budget

In the midst of a public health crisis, New Jersey is setting an example for the nation to follow.

Census 2019: New Jersey’s Uninsured Rate Increased for the First Time in Years

The number of uninsured New Jersey residents increased in 2019 for the first time since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully implemented.

Revised Budget Address FY 2021: Rapid Reaction

Live from the NJPP Zoom room, Sheila, Vineeta, Brittany, and Lou react to Governor Murphy's revised FY 2021 budget address (with gifs!).

COVID-19 Job Loss Leaves More Than 100,000 New Jerseyans Uninsured

New Jersey, and the nation, must expand health care options outside of employment.

NJPP Applauds Passage of State-Level Health Insurance Assessment

The Health Insurance Assessment will provide ample resources for New Jersey to expand health coverage, lower the number of people who are uninsured, and address racial disparities in access to care.

The Health Insurance Assessment Will Make Coverage More Affordable and Accessible

Testimony by NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Brittany Holom-Trundy in support of the Health Insurance Assessment (HIA).

New Jersey Can Act Now to Make Health Care More Affordable: The Health Insurance Assessment Explained

A state-level health insurance assessment will allow New Jersey to expand coverage and increase affordability.