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Alyssa Cotler

Alyssa Cotler, M.P.H., is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the All of Us Research Program. She is passionate about the power of words and artistry to make a positive difference in public health. As a recovering English major, public health professional, caregiver, advocate, breast cancer patient, and survivor (one year as of late 2016), she brings a unique focus to the work of connecting science to the people who need it most.  Alyssa has been active in health communications at NIH for almost 20 years. She has been communications director for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) since 2011 and was the deputy communications director at NCCIH for nine years prior. Before joining NCCIH, Alyssa worked as a consultant for the National Cancer Institute. She has also worked in patient advocacy at the National Breast Cancer Coalition and began her career in public policy working first on Capitol Hill and then with a lobbying firm advocating for advanced technology and higher education. Alyssa has her master’s in public health and bachelor’s in English and government and politics. She lives in Howard County, Maryland, with her husband and two awesome daughters. In her spare time, she occasionally runs marathons or half-marathons.

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