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Mary Beth Woodin

Principal Associate, International Health

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Mary Beth Woodin, a seasoned health communications professional, is the global project director of HealthRise, a five-year, $17 million effort to expand access to care for cardiovascular disease and diabetes among underserved populations in targeted geographies in the United States, India, South Africa, and Brazil.

Woodin also has expertise in basic science, diagnostics, and drug development research, including in the area of HIV, from working on the development of HIV diagnostic immunoassays to producing medical and patient educational materials. Woodin has been responsible for phase I through phase III clinical trials, including new pharmaceutical regulatory submissions.

Before joining Abt, Woodin was the External Relations and Communications Director for the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, where she created and led a comprehensive communications program for the Enterprise’s scientists, funders, and potential partners.

Woodin also was, for 17 years, president and owner of MBK Associates, a health communications agency specializing in strategic communications, project management, medical education, and conference services for a portfolio of global clients, from nonprofits to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

She holds a Master of Public Health from New York University, an MBA in International Business from Bentley University, and a Bachelor’s in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 
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  • Healthcare communications
  • Project management
  • Drug development
  • Clinical trials