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Antigone Barton

Antigone Barton

Writer & Editor

Antigone Barton is the writer and editor of Science Speaks, and for the Center for Global Health Policy. A 2011 Nieman Journalism fellow at Harvard, Antigone worked in Africa from 2009 to 2010 supporting Zambian journalists as a Knight Health Journalism Fellow for the International Center for Journalists and helped one of Zambia’s major daily newspapers establish its first dedicated health reporting beat. For 10 years Antigone was a newspaper reporter and editor in South Florida, where she covered health, criminal justice and social services. She was awarded a World Affairs Journalism Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists in 2007 to cover the U.S. response to the HIV epidemic in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and her reporting on Palm Beach County’s AIDS epidemic was recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists. Her work also has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with its Sigma Delta Chi award for deadline reporting, and by the Florida Press Club. A native New Yorker, Antigone spent a decade teaching in New York and Virginia public schools before starting her journalism career. Contact her at abarton@idsociety.org.

Christine Lubinski

Christine Lubinski

Executive Director

Christine Lubinski is Executive Director of the Center for Global Health Policy and Vice President for Global Health at the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Before launching the Center for Global Health Policy, she was executive director of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of IDSA. Christine has more than 20 years of federal policy analysis and advocacy experience in Washington, D.C. Her primary focus has been health policy. Prior to joining IDSA in 1998, she served as the deputy executive director for programs at AIDS Action Council, a national AIDS advocacy group, for more than 5 years. She was the lead policy spokesperson for AIDS Action and led federal advocacy, community outreach, and media advocacy programs. Christine’s policy work is grounded in years of community activism. Before joining AIDS Action, she served from 1983-1993 as director for public policy at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence focusing mainly on health care access and discrimination facing people living with a stigmatizing illness. She has also served as a service provider, directing programs for abused women and their children and homeless women. Contact her at clubinski@idsociety.org.

Rabita Aziz

Rabita Aziz

Writer, Policy & Budget Issues

Rabita Aziz covers policy and budget issues as well as global health events around DC for Science Speaks and is Policy Research Coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy. She designed Science Speaks’ updated layout, coordinates the Center’s social media efforts and deciphers byzantine federal budget issues. She became interested in global health after volunteering with a public health NGO that served the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh. She studied international affairs and political science at the George Washington University, and earned her Master of Public Health degree at George Washington University. Contact her at raziz@idsociety.org

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