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Sara E. Wilensky Faculty Member

Positions

Dr. Wilensky focuses on financing, access and health care needs of the medically underserved, with an emphasis on issues relating to Medicaid. After completing her undergraduate work, Professor Wilensky served as a fellow at Plan de Salud del Valle Community Health Center, located in rural Colorado, gaining first-hand insights into the needs of these populations. Subsequently, she pursued a law degree, clerked for a federal judge, and worked briefly at a law firm, before becoming a member of the GW faculty in 2002. Dr. Wilensky has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate public health programs and has co-authored a textbook, Essentials of Health Policy and Law, which is used at both levels study. Dr. Wilensky serves on numerous committees at the Department, School, and University levels. Dr. Wilensky is the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education at GWSPH. In this role, she provides strategic planning and operational oversight of all undergraduate offerings at GWSPH.

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