Michael Skonieczny is Deputy Director for the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) and Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy). Mr. Skonieczny was the director of public policy for Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where he led the organization’s advocacy efforts focused on expanding U.S. financial support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Prior to Friends, he was a senior public policy officer at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, where he focused on global AIDS funding, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, pediatric treatment and related issues. Mr. Skonieczny was also a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT), staffing her on appropriations and health-related issues. He has a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.P.A. from George Washington University.