I am passionate about advancing the health and human rights of under-served populations and those living in resource poor settings. I believe working within the community is a direct way to create sustainable systems, both scientifically and culturally.
Marta Wilson-Barthes was born and raised in Suffolk County Long Island in New York. Marta holds a Master of Science in public health from Johns Hopkins University with a focus in global disease epidemiology and vaccine policy. Most recently, she has worked with the International Vaccine Access Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In this position, Marta conducted a strategic demand forecast study in Brazil looking at the health and financial impact of dengue vaccine introduction in varying populations across the country. Marta has served as a research assistant with the Pan American Health Organization at their Washington, D.C. headquarters, where she was responsible for analyzing infectious marker data received from blood banks throughout the Americas. She has completed community health worker training with the Yantalo Foundation in the Peruvian Amazon and is passionate about continuing her work in the field. Marta is an avid rock climber and knitter and has recently become a gardening aficionado.