Tracy Weitz, PhD, MPA, is Director of ANSIRH. She is a lifetime advocate of women’s health and reproductive rights. Her passion is for those aspects of women’s health that are marginalized either for ideological reasons or because the populations affected lack the means or mechanisms to have their concerns raised.
Dr. Weitz’s current research focuses on innovative strategies to expand abortion provision in the U.S. She also serves as the Associate Director for Public Policy at the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and was its founding executive director over a decade ago.
In 2006, Dr. Weitz was appointed by Governor Schwarznegger to the Women’s Health Council, an advisory body to the California Departments of Health Care Service and Public Health. She is a current board member of the ACLU of Northern California. In 1999, she received the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women. At UCSF, she serves on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
Dr. Weitz has an MA degree in public administration with an emphasis in health care and a PhD in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.
To contact Dr. Weitz: Email her or call 510-986-8939.
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Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health—ANSIRH—works to ensure that reproductive health care and policy are grounded in evidence. ANSIRH’s multi-disciplinary team includes clinicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, anthropology, medicine, nursing, public health, and law. ANSIRH is a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Read more on ANSIRH’s website.