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Charlanne Burke

Director, Integrated OperationsHealth Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Charlanne Burke joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 1991. As Associate Director, she assists in developing strategic direction and providing administrative oversight for select Foundation initiatives. She is currently working on initiatives devoted to strengthening disease surveillance networks in southeast Asia and Africa, and improving the lives of workers in America.

Prior to joining the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Burke served in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, Southern Africa.  She also has worked as an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology in the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Dr. Burke received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, a master’s degree in education from Teachers College, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Authored Content

  • Jan 25 2013
    Report A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance The world has made significant strides in tackling major public health challenges over the last several decades. We have eradicated one disease, smallpox, and are close to doing so with polio and guinea worm. We continue to make significant progress on other debilitating illnesses, including malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Yet, even as our technology and […] Charlanne Burke, Judith Rodin, Mwihaki Kimura Muraguri, Nancy MacPherson