Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS

Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS

Science Communication Lead, The COVID Tracking Collective, The Rockefeller Foundation COVID Tracker


Jessica Malaty Rivera is an infectious disease epidemiologist internationally recognized and science communicator. She earned her MS in Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Georgetown School of Medicine and and has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to emerging disease surveillance, public health policy, and vaccine advocacy. Her specialty is in translating complex scientific concepts into impactful, judgement-free, and accessible information for a diverse audience. 

From 2020-2021, she served as the Science Communication Lead for The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. Currently, she is a Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator, a Researcher at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, and a Scholar in Residence at the deBeaumont Foundation.  

Between her day jobs and being a full time mother to three little kids, she also dedicates several hours a week to promoting science literacy and debunking misinformation on social media.