Research and Professional Interests
Robert Marten joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2010. Mr. Marten works on the Transforming Health Systems (THS) initiative, on the Climate Smart Rural Development for Africa exploration and is involved in exploratory work on water and obesity.
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 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, and is completing a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Marten attended a high level conference organized by the Global Water Program at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center on Accelerating sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor, August 29 - September 2, 2011.
south africa, public policy, water, obesity, public health