Dr. Wilensky currently serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Opinion Research Center, is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System Foundation. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and has served two terms on its governing council. She is a former chair of the board of directors of Academy Health, a former trustee of the American Heart Association and a current or former director of numerous other nonprofit organizations.
She is also a director on Quest Diagnostics and United Health Group boards. Dr.Wilensky testifies frequently before Congressional committees, serves as an adviser to members of Congress and other elected officials, and speaks nationally and internationally. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan and has received several honorary degrees.
Wilensky has published a book and over 90 articles on health economics and policies and has spoken to hundreds of professional, business, and consumer groups. She has been on numerous television and radio programs, including NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Morning News, CNN's Newsmaker Sunday, The Dallas Morning News, and National Public Radio.
- The Future of Medicare
- U.S. Healthcare Policy - For Foreign Audiences
- The Changing Healthcare Landscape/Environment
- The Aging Population and What It Means For You
- Health Policy and Politics