Years active at Yale: 1994-present
Marie Robert is being recognized for her expertise in pathology and within the Yale community for her leadership and advocacy for women. A specialist in the causes of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic diseases, she has many decades of experience in teaching and partnering with colleagues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Dr. Robert is currently an active research leader and collaborator in the departments of pathology, medicine (digestive diseases, oncology), surgery, and immunobiology. She served for 10 years as the director of the program in gastrointestinal pathology and director of the fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology at Yale. She founded the National Gastrointestinal Pathology Study Group in 1997, a research group of GI pathologists at major U.S. academic institutions. She has served as the president of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, the national organization representing academic GI pathologists.
She also sat on the education committee of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and Surgical Pathology Committee and of the College of American Pathology, both leading organizations in the field. At Yale, Dr. Robert chaired the Status of Women of Medicine Committee from 2015 to 2017, working closely with the committee of senior women leaders and YSM leadership to improve equality. Under her watch, several key initiatives were established. These include creating the Faculty Advisory Council, providing equal representation by women on search committees and governance boards, and establishing goals of parity for women faculty in recruitment, retention, promotion, and resource allocation.