Marissa Kraynak (she/her) is the Director of Health Policy Research with a non-profit health policy institute, Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP). ITUP serves as a trusted health policy expert and neutral conveners connecting a network of California state and regional policymakers, health care leaders, and stakeholders. ITUP’s mission is to promote innovative and actionable policy solutions to expand health care access and improve the health of Californians. In her role at ITUP, Marissa curates policy content on timely policy issues impacting Californians in both written publications and policy convenings and webinars. Prior to joining ITUP, Marissa started her career as a biomedical scientist focused on women’s health and then transitioned to a career in health policy. Marissa served as a Science Fellow in the California Assembly Health Committee where she actively worked as a health policy consultant on a range of issue areas including public health, health data, and biotechnology. Before her transition to health policy, Marissa was a biomedical researcher focused on women’s health. Marissa earned her Ph.D in Reproductive Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in Neuroscience from Drew University.
Reproductive Healthcare in the Era of COVID-19: Telehealth, Abortion Care, and Expanding Access for LGBTQ+ People