Global Health Technologies Coalition

Marissa Chmiola

Communications Officer

Marissa manages the development and implementation of the coalition’s communications strategies and activities. She oversees GHTC’s digital presence, media outreach, events, and publications.

Marissa has over a decade of experience working in communications and policy advocacy in Washington, DC. Prior to joining GHTC, she worked as a senior associate at the public policy firm of Manatos & Manatos where she addressed the communications, public policy, and event planning needs of clients in a variety of fields. Before that, she interned at several leading communications firms, including APCO Worldwide, West Wing Writers, and Hager Sharp.

Marissa received her BA in Public Communications and C.L.E.G. (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government) from American University in Washington, DC. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, traveling the world, and attempting to become a master chef.

Articles Written by Marissa

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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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PATH/Patrick McKern
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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GHTC Team

 

Emily Conron

Policy and Advocacy Officer

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Steering Committee

 

Rachel M. Cohen, MA

Regional Executive Director, North America

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

AVAC

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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

PATH

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Sharyn Tenn, MA

Senior Director, External Affairs and Product Access

International Partnership for Microbicides

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