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Rare Disease Innovation & Partnership Summit
March 21-23, 2023
Delivered as a Hybrid EventPhiladelphia Marriott Downtown

Michelle Rivas
Senior Manager, Product Communications at Horizon Therapeutics


Michelle Rivas is a storyteller, educator, and a health communications professional in the biopharmaceutical field. At Horizon Therapeutics, she manages the company’s rare disease communications program raising awareness through storytelling and manages partnerships and programs supporting greater health equity for the rare disease community. She draws upon her background in journalism and health communication to address gaps in healthcare and empower people to share their authentic voice. With a passion for providing culturally empathetic healthcare, Michelle is an authoritative voice in Latine health writing through her blog She is currently pursuing a social impact MBA from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business.

Agenda Sessions

  • Integrating Racial Disparity into the Rare Disease Conversation