Tracy Weitz PhD, MPA (she/her), is a Visiting Scholar at UCSF Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) and an independent consultant with Plumbline Coaching & Consulting. From 2014-2021, she served as the U.S. Programs Director for the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) in Omaha, NE. During her prior time at UCSF, Dr. Weitz, co-founded and directed ANSIRH from 2003-2013 following her position as the founding Executive Director for the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoE) in 1996. Based on her research at ANSIRH, in 2013 the California legislature passed AB154 which permitted nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform aspiration abortions in California. Five additional states have since implemented the same policy change.
Dr. Weitz has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's in public administration with an emphasis in health care from Missouri Southern University, and a doctoral degree in sociology from UCSF. Among her honors is the 2012 UCSF Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award, the 2013 Steinem-Waters Legacy Award from Choice USA (now United for Reproductive and Gender Equity), the 2014 Irvin M. Cushner Award from the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the 2008 Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award from the American Public Health Association, and the 2015 Roger Baldwin Civil Libertarians of the Year Award from the ACLU-Nebraska for challenging the Nebraska ban on same-sex marriage. Dr. Weitz is a Deputy Editor for Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health and on the Editorial Board for Contraception.