Rebecca Martin, PhD

Vice President for Global Health|Director for EGHI|Research Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, EGHI
Rebecca Martin, PhD

Rebecca Martin, PhD, is the Vice President for Global Health and the Director of the Emory Global Health Institute at Emory University. Dr. Martin works to build and align the diverse, multidisciplinary global health infrastructure and promote global collaborations across Emory University and global health organizations. She leads efforts to foster interdisciplinary global health research and works to build the next generation of global health leaders.

Previously, Dr Martin had a 22-year public health career at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH). Dr Martin has worked both domestically and internationally in immunization, HIV, public health system strengthening and global health security, and led CDC’s global efforts to protect and improve health globally through science, policy, partnership, and evidence-based public health action.

Dr. Martin has over 30 years of experience working in global health, addressing reduction in morbidity and mortality, globally. In her time at CDC, she had assignments in Kenya, Tanzania, and Denmark.

Dr. Martin received her Doctor of Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in International Health with a focus in infectious disease epidemiology. Over the past 25 years, she has collaborated with multilateral organizations and development partners and has worked closely with ministries of health and non-governmental organizations. She has co-authored manuscripts and developed strategic plans, normative guidance and guidelines on immunization strategies, vaccine-preventable diseases and surveillance methods for both immunization and HIV, and for global health security.