Global Health Topic(s): Education and Training, Global Health Diplomacy, Global Health Policy
Research Interests: International Education, Public Policy and Agenda Setting, Global Health Funding Trends
Project Country(ies): Kenya, Liberia, Zambia
Marie Martin serves as Assistant Director for Education and Training at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and 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 research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of global health, public policy and education with a particular focus on agenda-setting and public finance.
Dr. Martin was 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.
She specializes in capacity-building initiatives for students, trainees and faculty from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries. These capacity-building activities include developing curriculum, building robust training and education programs, and academic program evaluation. Dr. Martin facilitated the design and development of the University of Guyana’s first Master of Public Health (MPH) program as well as the Global Health Track in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has spearheaded the development of innovative, multi-modal curriculum which has been used domestically and in Kenya, Zambia, and Liberia.
Dr. Martin 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