Mr. Matthew Murguía currently serves as associate director for policy at the Office of National AIDS Policy. He is on a detail assignment from the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he has served as the AIDS coordinator since September 1990.
While at OMH, Mr. Murguia focused on policy and programmatic efforts in the areas of access to care, bilingual/bicultural service delivery, information/data collection/evaluation, gay and lesbian health issues, Healthy People 2000/2010, health professions development, and general health policy as it affects racial and ethnic minority communities.
From December 1997 through February 1999, Mr. Murguía's served as an agency representative to the Interdepartmental Task Force on HIV/AIDS at the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. During that time, he coordinated the activities of the Interdepartmental Task Force on HIV/AIDS, and focused his efforts on issues related to communities of color and research. Mr. Murguía coordinated Federal activities related to World AIDS Day 1998, and ensured that all Federal employees received the same World AIDS Day message on their pay stubs -- a first for the government.
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia AIDS Ministries, and is a citizen-representative and former chair of the Alexandria Task Force on AIDS (appointed by City Council). He is a member of the Arlandria Workgroup (neighborhood issues) and currently co-chairs the Capitol Area Vaccine Effort; the local community advisory board for the nation's only Phase III HIV Prevention Vaccine clinical trial. He was a former volunteer for a Phase II HIV prevention vaccine clinical trial.
Mr. Murguía received his Bachelors in Political Science/Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1982 and his Masters in Public Affairs (policy) from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 1984.