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Emily Bass

Director, Communications and Advocacy, Pandemic Prevention Institute, Health Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Emily Bass joined The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute in July 2021 as Director of Communications and Advocacy, where she’ll support the mission of transforming data use to prevent pandemic outbreaks within 100 days of detection through sharp, clear communication and strategic action.

Emily Bass has more than two decades of experience as a journalist, advocate, and activist working on the frontlines of the global AIDS response. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, and many other publications; she is the author of To End a Plague: America’s Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa. Most recently, she was the Director of Strategy and Content at AVAC, where she developed strategic action campaigns focused on a comprehensive pandemic response, and co-led a transnational coalition of civil society advocates in East and Southern Africa focused on generating and analyzing data as part of the effort to hold decision-makers accountable for results.

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