Tracy Zvenyach, M.S.N., N.P.
Tracy Zvenyach, a PhD candidate, is Senior Manager of Obesity Public Policy and Advocacy at Novo Nordisk, Inc. As Senior Manager, Ms. Zvenyach oversees public policy efforts focused on reducing barriers to obesity care including prevention of disease progression, increased access to evidence-based therapies for obesity, improving standards of quality care in obesity management, and reducing weight bias and stigma through education about obesity. Ms. Zvenyach spent 4 years of her career on Capitol Hill, in both houses, ultimately serving a U.S. Senator covering health, women’s policy, labor, disaster response, and judiciary policy. Two of her top legislative accomplishments include work on provisions included in the Affordable Care Act and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Ms. Zvenyach left the Hill to pursue a health policy and nutrition focused PhD at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on diet quality of pregnant women receiving the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental food program. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, teaching health policy to graduate students. Ms. Zvenyach has clinical experience in trauma and surgical intensive care, as well as internal medicine. Ms. Zvenyach received a B.S. in nursing from the University of Wisconsin and her M.S. in nursing from the University of Maryland.