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RELEASE: CAP’s Women’s Initiative Welcomes Tracy Weitz as Senior Fellow Focused on Women’s Health
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RELEASE: CAP’s Women’s Initiative Welcomes Tracy Weitz as Senior Fellow Focused on Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. — Tracy Weitz, a leading expert on reproductive health, is joining the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow focused on women’s health and rights.

Dr. Weitz is currently a visiting scholar at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and an independent consultant with Plumbline Coaching and Consulting. From 2014 to 2021, she served as the U.S. programs director for the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in health care from Missouri State University, and a doctorate in sociology from UCSF. She has received numerous academic and professional honors and, among her many accomplishments, spearheaded research that led to California’s landmark law to expand the types of health care providers eligible to provide abortion care.

“At this critical moment for abortion rights, we are thrilled to welcome Tracy and harness her decades of experience and advocacy in making reproductive health care more accessible, culturally competent, and safer for all,” said Maggie Jo Buchanan, senior director of the Women’s Initiative at CAP. “With the Supreme Court appearing poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Tracy’s work will be a critical part of protecting the dignity and privacy of those across the country who would be harmed by such a radical decision.”

“I am thrilled to be joining CAP at this critical time when millions of American women appear likely to lose their legal right to abortion,” said Tracy Weitz. “Despite the challenges, there is important work that can be done to ensure people can still access safe and affordable abortion care.”

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Colin Seeberger at cseeberger@americanprogress.org or 202-741-6292.