Global Health Technologies Coalition

Matthew Robinson, MA

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Matthew manages the coalition’s multilateral policy analysis and advocacy work. He develops and implements outreach strategies to the various United Nations agencies and other multilateral organizations to ensure that the coalition is advocating a consistent position with all global health R&D stakeholders.

Matthew has a background in global health diplomacy. Prior to joining GHTC he served for four years in the Multilateral Diplomacy section of the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator at the US Department of State. As the Advisor for Multilateral Diplomacy, he led policy analysis and development, as well as assisting in outreach and negotiation efforts on a number of key Global Fund issues, with primary responsibility for those arising in the Policy and Strategy Committee. He has held positions with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, as well as UNICEF, in addition to interning with the Population Council and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Matthew received his MA in Global Human Development (with a specialization in global health systems) from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and his BA in Philosophy (with a concentration in systems of logical analysis) from Bates College. For a number of years he held a full racing license and in his free time still enjoys long drives on winding country roads.

Articles Written by Matthew

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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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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


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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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