Jeff Barrus

Communications Director

Jeff Barrus is the Communications Director at Grantmakers in Health (GIH), responsible for leading all external communications initiatives. Prior to joining GIH, Mr. Barrus was Communications Director at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where he led communications on a wide range of journalism and education initiatives. While at the Pulitzer Center, he was part of the team that produced the 1619 Project education network website, which won two 2022 Webby awards. He began his career at National Public Radio, and then served at nonprofits, think tanks, and universities, including the Entertainment Software Association, Atlantic Council, and Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Barrus holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland.

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