Daniel C. Montoya Joins the American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C. Daniel C. Montoya, a leading healthcare communications executive and former executive director of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS, has joined the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to lead the organization’s expanding efforts to apply research to practice in helping health providers and consumers. He is director of external affairs for the AIR Health Program. Photo of Daniel Montoya

“We are delighted to have Daniel join our efforts in the health arena,” said Dr. Marilyn Moon, an AIR vice president and director of the Health Program. “His expertise in the fields of HIV/AIDS, as well as health care advocacy, communications and research and policy analysis, are well known. His leadership and strategic thinking are clearly reflected in his record of accomplishment and service to the public good.”

From 1997 until 2001 Montoya served as the executive director of the 35-member presidentially-appointed federal advisory committee charged with providing healthcare policy and program advice and recommendations on HIV/AIDS policy to President Bill Clinton and senior members of his administration.

“Joining AIR provides an opportunity to combine my lifetime interest in public service with AIR’s goal of applying behavioral and social science research to improve people’s lives,” Montoya said.

Montoya has served as senior policy advisor to the director and deputy director of the Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health while at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. He was director of government affairs for AIDS Project Los Angeles, a major non-governmental HIV/AIDS organization that focused on policy issues at the national, state, regional and local levels. Prior to joining AIR he was senior vice president and director of U.S. Health Policy for Hill & Knowlton, Inc. , a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients.

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