Michael Rendelman is a research associate with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, where he is responsible for conducting research and coordinating program activities. He focuses on supporting the immunization, HIV, and primary health care portfolios. Prior to joining CSIS, he worked at the Smithsonian Institution as a researcher and interned at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He has also supported development programming in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he focused on health and development in the Eurasian region. He is a U.S. Department of State critical language scholar and was selected to pursue advanced coursework in the Russian Federation.