Matthew Rose is a longstanding HIV and social justice advocate. He brings more than a decade of experience in community engagement, health policy and HIV science, with a particular focus on health equity.
Matthew most recently served as Health GAP’s lead on U.S. government policy, focusing on issues including annual appropriations for global AIDS programs, access to essential medicines and rights-based approaches to end the AIDS pandemic. He also focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine development and deployment, science policy and aid for frontline workers.
Before Health GAP, Matthew served as policy and advocacy manager for the National Minority AIDS Council, where he worked on federal legislation related to HIV and health disparities affecting people of color and played a leadership role in the National HIV Biomedical Prevention Summit.
Matthew is currently a member of the Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group, an independent, advocate-led, global team of AIDS prevention research advocates that plays a critical role as a liaison in the highly complex field of HIV vaccine research. He also serves on the Board of Directors for HIPS, which advances the health, rights and dignity of people and communities impacted by sex work and drug use.Connect on LinkedIn