Research Assistant Professor, Health Policy
Co-Director, Global Health Track, MPH Program
Global Health Topic(s): Education and Training, Global Health Diplomacy, Global Health Policy
Marie Martin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She received her B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University and M.Ed. in International Education Policy from Vanderbilt’s George Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Martin completed her Ph.D. at Tennessee State University in Public Administration. Her dissertation research involved an empirical investigation of funding trends and organizational composition in global health.
She served as a Fulbright Scholar to Japan in international education and worked for three years at the Global Education Office at Vanderbilt, developing international service-learning programs. Her professional background includes seven years as an assignment editor for CNN and four years in the Czech Republic, primarily managing a parliamentary internship program for Czech university students under the direction of the European Union. Since 2009, Dr. Martin has served as the Assistant Director for Education and Training at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). In this capacity, she is responsible for curricular and academic program development in global health at Vanderbilt and abroad.
Dr. Martin’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of health, public policy and education with a particular focus on agenda-setting and public finance. She is currently the Co-Director of the Global Health track of the MPH Program and Co-Chair of the VUMC Global Health Education Committee. Dr. Martin serves as a course director for MPH Project Development, Global Health Politics and Policy, and the Global Health Integrated Science Course (ISC).
Ph.D., Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University