Matt Lynch has been working in international development for over 30 years, focused on malaria control for the past 14 years. He got his start as a PCV in Kenya, working in the Community Water and Sanitation Program. Later, after managing several PC training projects he returned to the US and got a masters degree in public health. He then worked for 5 years in central Tanzania, managing a research project on trachoma for Johns Hopkins University, before returning to grad school for a PhD in International Health.
Matt worked at USAID/Washington for 7 years on the malaria team, providing technical support for vector control projects across Africa and participating in the start-up of the Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI). In 2006 he returned to JHU to manage the malaria program at the Center for Communication Programs. In 2008 he was elected Vice-Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Board, a position he still holds. Matt is also project director of the NetWorks project, a USAID-funded project to increase LLIN ownership and use.