Marie Donahue

Associate Teaching Professor

920 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA

Phone: 574.631.5526


Marie Donahue is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Eck Institute of Global Health, a Concurrent Associate Teaching Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs and a faculty fellow at the Pulte Institute of Global Development. She has been a global health practitioner in nine African countries and Haiti. This work has included partnering with the Haitian Ministry of Health as Director of the Notre Dame Haiti Program, focusing on lymphatic filariasis; developing programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and for pediatric HIV care at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and several other programs funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); health systems strengthening in Rwanda for the Clinton Health Access Initiative; and providing care as an Ebola Response clinician for Partners in Health in Sierra Leone.

As a pediatric nurse and nurse practitioner she cared for children and families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (infant-toddler medicine), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (pediatric oncology), Children’s Hospital in Boston (pediatric surgery), South Boston Community Health Center (pediatric primary care), and New York Presbyterian Medical Center and the Harlem Hospital Center (maternal and pediatric HIV).  While at New York Presbyterian Medical Center, she served as the Research Coordinator for the NIH-sponsored, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (PACTG), which pioneered evaluating treatments for children with HIV and developing therapies for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington DC, a Master of Science in Pediatric Primary Care from Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.