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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 75 blog posts

August 9, 2021

Research Roundup: Global Solidarity trial restarts, a COVID post-exposure prophylaxis, and first chikungunya vaccine approaches launch

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

June 17, 2021

Biden budget proposes boosts to research and health security spending but falls short on broader global health needs

In late May, the Biden-Harris administration released its detailed fiscal year 2022 budget request. Here's our breakdown of the details of the proposal and initial takeaways of how, if enacted, it could impact global health research and development programming.

April 15, 2021

Quiz: Innovating to end malaria

In recognition of World Malaria Day, test your knowledge of this deadly foe and the innovations being advanced to end malaria.

March 16, 2021

Quiz: Innovations to outsmart TB

How much do you know about innovations to combat TB? Take GHTC's WorldTB Day quiz to test your knowledge.

January 5, 2021

Six issues to watch in US global health R&D policy in 2021

2021 is shaping up to be an extraordinarily consequential year for US policy for global health and medical research, as a new presidential administration and Congress take charge against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has killed 1.6 million people worldwide and set back decades of progress in global health. As 2021 begins, here are some of the top policy issues GHTC will be tracking.

October 27, 2020

Play: TRICK or TREATment?

Are these innovations real, or are we pulling one over on you? Test your knowledge of global health technologies with our Halloween game, TRICK or TREATment.