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Marissa ChmiolaMarissa manages the development and implementation of the coalition’s communications activities, overseeing GHTC’s digital presence, media outreach, events, publications, and internal communication practices. She also manages GHTC's monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive learning and donor reporting functions, as well as its operations and budget.

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 traveling, cooking, and being mom to her son Homer.

Blog posts written by Marissa

Total of 87 blog posts

February 14, 2024

#HealthPolicyValentines for global health R&D

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, GHTC staff embraced our health policy wonkiness by participating in the time-honored beltway tradition, #HealthPolicyValentines, to share our passion for global health R&D. Check out our favorites.

August 22, 2023

G20 health ministers commit to action on R&D as geopolitics hinder consensus

GHTC breaks down what health R&D commitments are included in the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting outcome document, why it matters, and where conversations are expected to go from here.

August 7, 2023

Research Roundup: Malaria fighting bacteria, HIV-linked genetic variant, dengue danger in pregnancy

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

July 11, 2023

USAID outlines new strategy for global health research and development

What global health stakeholders need to know about the US Agency for International Development's (USAID's) recently released five-year strategy for global health research and development.

April 20, 2023

World Malaria Day 2023: Quiz on malaria innovations

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

September 20, 2022

World Contraception Day 2022 quiz: Name that contraceptive method

How much do you know about the history of contraceptive innovation? Take GHTC's World Contraception Day quiz to test your knowledge.