Britt Weinstock, PhD, MA
Britt Weinstock, PhD, MA
Staff Director, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Britt Weinstock has worked in the fields of health policy, public health planning, assessment and evaluation, health financing and health equity for more than two decades, and has received numerous awards from national organizations recognizing and applauding her work in these fields.
Dr. Weinstock currently serves as the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement on the Senate HELP Committee in the Office of Senator Bernard Sanders. In this role, Dr. Weinstock advises Senator Sanders and others on the subcommittee on a host of issues, ranging from prescription drug prices, dental and oral health care equity, the opioid epidemic, pressing public health issues, the health workforce and community health center funding, to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, initiatives to advance health equity and efforts to protect the health and wellness of the nation’s most underserved communities. Dr. Weinstock also helps to
Prior to this role, Dr. Weinstock was the President the Health Equity Strategies Group, LLC – a firm that provided: respected strategic and legislative counsel in public health, health policy and health equity in the international, federal and state policy realms; innovative and effective counsel on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategies; strategic partnership development – at the international, national and local levels – to complement, protect and bolster the client’s policy, political, social and/or economic objectives and goals; and seasoned speechwriting that resonates with myriad audiences.
Dr. Weinstock also served – for nearly ten years – as the Director of Health Policy to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Health Braintrust in the Office of the Congresswoman Donna Christensen. In this role, Dr. Weinstock was responsible for a very broad range of public health, health policy and health care issues, and served as the chief counsel to and helped to develop the legislative health and health budget agenda of the CBC during each congressional session. Dr. Weinstock advised CBC offices on myriad legislative, regulatory and budgetary priorities and proposals that addressed the social determinants of health, affected minority health and minority health care, eliminated health disparities and achieved health equity on a domestic and global level. Additionally, she worked very closely with and advised the Congressional TriCaucus offices to ensure consistency of political message and position on health legislation across the racial and ethnic minority congressional offices, as well as with the Congressional Rural Health and Global Health Caucuses to advance sound rural and international health policy, respectively.
Prior to her professional tenure on Capitol Hill, Dr. Weinstock held professional positions at Families USA, the National Business Group on Health, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the American Association for World Health.
Dr. Weinstock, who was born in Germany and spent her formative years in western and southern Africa, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, with a co-specialization in medical sociology and social inequality, and a minor in bioethics, from Howard University; a Master of Arts degree – with a concentration in social and public policy – from Georgetown University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University. Dr. Weinstock, who loves to travel, figure skate, trapeze and cook, resides on Capitol Hill, DC where she happily raises her rescue pup, Taco.