About

T. Robert Burke

Bob Burke is a co-founder of Prologis, Inc., a public REIT listed on the NYSE, and the co-founder of two other real estate investment firms. He currently works with Prologis Ventures as the chairman of the investment committee. Bob is a graduate in History from Stanford University and of the Stanford Law School. He is the past chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association and served on the Board of the National Association of Real Estate Trusts.

Bob has served on the Board of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and on the Board of the Presidio Trust in San Francisco which is responsible for one of the largest historic renovation projects in the U.S. He is a former Trustee of Stanford University, and has served on the Board of Overseers of the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) Foundation. He has served on the investment committees of the Stanford Management Company, the Hewlett Foundation, the UCSF Foundation, and the UN Foundation.

Katherine States Burke

Katherine States Burke, MBA, MSc, is Deputy Director of the Stanford University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health. The Center works across Stanford’s seven schools and with global partners to create knowledge, prepare leaders and work with partners on sustainable solutions for global health challenges. In 2017 Ms. Burke and Director Michele Barry created and led the inaugural international conference Women Leaders in Global Health.

A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Ms. Burke began her career as a reporter, editor and publishing executive with newspapers, legal publications and magazines. In the past decade, she pursued a longstanding fascination with the health sector, earning a Master of Science in Global Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. She also holds an MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Ms. Burke enjoys working at the interfaces of disciplines and sectors. She is passionate about strengthening the capacity of low- and middle-income countries to do locally relevant research, train health professionals and develop leaders. Prior to joining Stanford, she created the Centers of Excellence Project at UCSF. She also advises on the use of online and digital tools for training health professionals in under-resourced areas. Ms. Burke serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisers at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and is a former trustee of the Accordia Global Health Foundation.