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Cody Barnett
Director of Communications, Melanoma Research Alliance


Cody R. Barnett joined the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) as the director of communications in August of 2017. He works across the agency to develop and cultivate strategies, messages, and stories that propel MRA’s mission forward. Barnett is responsible for media relations, web and social marketing, publications and materials development, and organizational branding. He is committed to using the power of visual, verbal, and written communications to promote MRA as a powerful force for change and as a leading contributor to curing melanoma.

Before joining the Melanoma Research Alliance, Barnett served as director of communications at the Washington, D.C.-based AIDS United, where he directed all internal, public, member, and online communications for the nationally focused grant making, policy and advocacy, and capacity building organization. Previous to this, he managed digital communications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative.

Barnett earned his master of public health, concentrating in health policy, from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in 2013 and a bachelor of arts in political science from York College of Pennsylvania.