Marie Donahue

Associate Teaching Professor, Global Health Practice

Marie  Donahue

920 Flanner Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-5526

Marie Donahue

Associate Teaching Professor, Global Health Practice


Child health; infectious diseases; social determinants of health; health systems strengthening

At the Keough School

Marie Donahue is a concurrent associate teaching professor of global health and a faculty fellow of the Keough School’s Pulte Institute for Global Development.



Marie Donahue is an associate teaching professor in the Eck Institute of Global Health and 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 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 also served as the Research Coordinator for the NIH-sponsored, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups, which pioneered evaluating treatments for children with HIV and developing therapies for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

Donahue 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.