Matty Helton

Associate, Prevention

Matty Helton is an 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 focusing on crafting and providing resources for underserved populations. Prior to joining NASTAD, Matty worked as an independent research contractor, overseeing a national study compiling an oral history of Long Term Survivors (LTS) of HIV/AIDS in order to improve healthcare access and experience. 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 pursuing their Master of Applied Science in Global Health Planning and Management 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.