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Marissa ChmiolaMarissa 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.

Blog posts written by Marissa

Total of 81 blog posts

May 29, 2022

What happened at WHA75? The good, the bad, and the bureaucratic

The 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded on Saturday after seven intense days of debate. We analyze five top takeaways.

May 16, 2022

5 issues to watch at the World Health Assembly

GHTC previews five issues we’ll be tracking at this year’s World Health Assembly, set to convene May 22-28.

April 20, 2022

Quiz: Innovating to end malaria

In recognition of World Malaria Day, test your knowledge of this deadly disease and the innovations being advanced to combat it.

March 15, 2022

President signs spending bill that includes key boosts to global health research but no emergency funds for COVID-19

Months of tense congressional negotiations stretching nearly six months over schedule finally concluded with the signing of an omnibus spending package for fiscal year 2022. GHTC breaks down what that means for global health research.

February 3, 2022

Celebrating five fierce female innovators in global health

In recognition of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, GHTC highlights five fierce female innovators who have transformed global health research.

January 18, 2022

Six issues to watch in global health policy in 2022

As 2022 begins, GHTC is taking stock of the top global health R&D policy issues for the year ahead. Here are the top six topics GHTC will be tracking.