The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute, New York, USA
Emily Bass has twenty years of experience working in research ethics and community engagement with a focus on biomedical HIV prevention research. At AVAC, where she served as Director of Strategy and Content, she co-wrote, with UNAIDS, the first edition of the “Good participatory practice guidelines for biomedical HIV prevention trials,” a framework for stakeholder engagement that has become widely adopted across HIV, in tuberculosis and received mention President Obama as a crucial framework for stakeholder engagement. She has served as an external expert for the World Health Organization representing civil society voices and, with people living with HIV and allies in east and southern Africa, convened and participated in numerous engagement mechanisms centered on ethical trial design, PEPFAR’s data use and reporting and other issues related to ethics, information and health equity. She joined The Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute as Director of Communications and Advocacy in 2021.