GHTC breaks down where negotiations stand on this must-pass preparedness legislation, what is expected next, and why it matters for global health research.
Alex Long, MS
US Policy & Advocacy Officer
Alex serves as US policy and advocacy officer with GHTC leading congressional outreach, policy development, and legislative analysis to support the US advocacy work of the coalition. Before joining GHTC, Alex worked for almost six years in the Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) at the Wilson Center, a quasi-federal foreign policy think tank in the heart of DC. Alex’s Wilson Center career started as an intern where he advanced to assistant, associate, and finally to senior associate before leaving to join GHTC.
At the Wilson Center, Alex served as a global health subject matter expert and a COVID-19 expert at the height of the pandemic. Through hosting events, publishing articles, creating media products, forging new partnerships, and facilitating high level dialogues, Alex gained expertise navigating the nexus of global health security and emerging technologies. Aside from his global health work, Alex also conducted significant research on open science practices as well as congressional outreach and education on the topics of AI, cybersecurity, and blockchain.
In parallel to his career, Alex was elected as a Junior Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) in 2020 and asked to stay on as a Continuing Policy Fellow in 2022. He also was named on Out in National Security’s 2021 LGBTQIA+ New Voices in National Security & Foreign Policy list.
Alex received his Master of Science in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy from Georgetown University and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Richmond. In his free time, Alex enjoys baking, cooking, and hiking.