Since 2022, Matthew Johnson has served as a Senior Policy Associate, overseeing Guttmacher’s work on sexual and reproductive health and rights policy at the federal level. His portfolio includes family planning, birth control and contraceptives, and maternal health. Before joining the Institute, Mr. Johnson was the Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager at the National Hispanic Medical Association, where he worked to expand access and reduce barriers to health care for the Hispanic community. He worked at the National Congress of American Indians to help enfranchise American Indians to take part in the 2020 Census and election cycle. Mr. Johnson also worked at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to help elect congressional candidates committed to gun safety. He began his career working with Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado, analyzing bills and policies to make recommendations on legislative issues such as health care. Mr. Johnson earned bachelor’s degrees in history and political science at Pennsylvania State University.
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