Gretta Blatner joined The Rockefeller Foundation in May 2021 and serves as a Director for Pandemic Prevention and Response and the chief of staff for The Rockefeller Foundation’s pandemic prevention institute. She has over a two decades of experience in building public private partnerships in global health. Prior to this role, she served as the Special Assistant to the Director at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, Gretta was a Sr. Project Manager at Aeras, a product development partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she led global teams to develop an improved vaccine for tuberculosis.
Gretta’s experience includes management of large multinational clinical trials in resource constrained areas, program strategy and design, and the creation of public private partnerships for scaling innovation.
She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Arizona with specializations in epidemiology and immunology.