Robert Marten joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2010. Mr. Marten manages relationships with current and prospective grantees throughout the grantmaking process, coordinates Foundation work with partners, and conducts research in support of the strategic development and execution of Foundation initiatives. He works on the Transforming Health Systems (THS) initiative.
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Marten worked as a consultant with the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and German Technical Cooperation in Zambia and South Africa. He also worked as a researcher at the Global Public Policy Institute in Germany and served as a United Nations Volunteer on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam.
Mr. Marten has published articles in the Lancet, Public Health, and the WHO Bulletin. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Health Council, is a member of the Advisory Council of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, and is member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance.
Mr. Marten received a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, a certificate in global health effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health, a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.