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Matty Helton

Senior Associate, Prevention

Matty Helton (they/them) is a senior associate on the Prevention team. They support the implementation of community engagement technical assistance (TA) related to Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) plans within the Capacity Building Assistance Program (CBA), specifically contributing to virtual engagement efforts between the CDC and Phase 1 jurisdictions. Their portfolio also supports EHE programming, the CBA Tracking System (CTS), TakeMeHome program, TelePrEP Learning Collaborative, HIV Status Neutral Housing Learning Collaborative, and developing resources at the intersection of HIV and aging. Prior to joining NASTAD, Matty worked as an independent research contractor with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, coordinating a national research study compiling an oral history of Long Term Survivors (LTS) of HIV/AIDS. Matty also previously worked at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, where they supported the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Matty is currently a Masters student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They hold a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Public Health Advocacy from Virginia Commonwealth University.