Global Health Technologies Coalition

Jamie Bay Nishi, MS


Jamie leads the coalition’s policy and advocacy portfolio, as well as manages its engagement with GHTC members and other stakeholders and partners in government, the private sector, and civil society. She brings to the role over 12 years of experience in business development, project management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnership building.

Prior to joining GHTC, Jamie served as Managing Director of Devex LIVE at Devex, a media platform for the global development community. In this capacity, she oversaw all aspects of Devex LIVE, an initiative she launched in 2015 which produced numerous high-profile events around the world, including the Devex World conference in Washington, DC. Prior to serving in this position, Jamie was Devex's Senior Director for member services, where she managed a team supporting more than 1,000 organizations and 700,000 development professionals worldwide.

Before joining Devex in 2008, Jamie spent nearly three years as a Marketing Associate and then Dedicated Advisor for the Advisory Board Company and interned in the US Department of State’s Office of South Central Europe.

Jamie holds a master's degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in government from the College of William & Mary. A child of diplomats, Jamie has lived in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, Germany, and currently resides in the Washington, DC, area with her husband Cory. In her free time, Jamie is a Zumba instructor and an avid salsa dancer.

Articles Written by Jamie

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Democrats take the House and Republicans maintain hold on the Senate in midterm elections

While the dust is still settling from the US midterm elections, the major takeaways are set: Democrats have taken the House and Republicans have solidified their hold in the Senate. This means a shake up in leadership and the make-up of key Congressional committees. GHTC takes a look at what these changes could mean for continued US support for global health R&D.

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The post-midterm prognosis for global health R&D

With less than two weeks to go until one of the most anticipated midterm elections in recent memory, there are big questions occupying the minds of Washingtonians and politics junkies from coast to coast.

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Trump signs spending bill boosting funding for health research

President Trump signed into law a spending bill that pairs full-year fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Defense with a stopgap measure to keep other agencies funded through December—staving off a partial government shutdown on the eve of the end of the fiscal year. Here’s a breakdown of how global health and medical research funding fared.

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Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

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Jodie Curtis

Washington Representative

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Kevin Fisher

Director of Policy, Data & Analytics


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Karen A. Goraleski, MA

Executive Director

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

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Heather Ignatius, MA

Director, US and Global Advocacy


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Sharyn Tenn, MA

Senior Director, External Affairs and Product Access

International Partnership for Microbicides

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