GHTC

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

Wanted: Tools to fight murderous mozzies and their deadly diseases

For World Mosquito Day, GHTC is taking a moment to shine a spotlight on the ghastly gang of mosquito-borne diseases and the innovations we need to finish these frightening foes for good.

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PATH/Doune Porter
10 brilliant technological innovations to save moms and babies

For many mothers and babies around the world, the first 48 hours after birth are the most dangerous of their lives. For eight years, Saving Lives at Birth—spearheaded by USAID—has challenged problem solvers worldwide to create innovative solutions to make birth safer and save lives. Here are ten incredible innovations from this initiative:

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Flickr/55thstreet
Global health and medical research saved from the chopping block in 2018 spending bill

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Discovering new antibiotics in soil and harnessing gene therapy to fight AIDS

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Sanofi Pasteur / Patrick Boulen
A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2017

As the year comes to an end, GHTC is reflecting on the top stories in global health innovation that made news in 2017.

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Celebrating ten years of GHTC & a decade of progress in global health innovation

As we close out our 10th anniversary year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our shared progress and celebrate the headlines and moments that shaped global health R&D over the past decade. Check out some of the highlights...

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GHTC Team

 

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

Lead, US and Global Policy and Advocacy

PATH

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Sharyn Tenn, MA

Senior Director, External Affairs and Product Access

International Partnership for Microbicides

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