Sara Wilensky

Special Services Faculty for Undergraduate Education in the Department of Health Policy
Washington, DC 20037
[email protected]

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, Dr. 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 health policy faculty in 2002. 

Current Research

Policy issues and research affecting community health centers
Financing HIV primary care services
Preventing and treating childhood obesity


Doctor of Philosophy, The George Washington University
Master of Public Policy, The George Washington University
Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College