Erika Martin

Erika Martin, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Specialization: Health Policy
Department of Public Administration & Policy

Senior Fellow
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

300E Milne Hall | 518-442-5243

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About Professor Martin

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Erika G. Martin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy and a senior fellow and director of health policy studies at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.  As an applied health policy researcher, she uses mixed methods to evaluate issues related to the allocation of scarce public health resources, and the adoption and impact of public health policies.  Dr. Martin’s work in HIV policy includes examining the fairness and flexibility of the federal allocation formula for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, interstate variation in state HIV programs, the national budget impact of expanded HIV screening on public programs, the effects of the New York State HIV testing law on epidemic outcomes and resources needs, and how national health reform will affect HIV care across states.  In addition to her HIV policy research, she has examined the impact of state policies to incentivize voluntary organ donation and currently studying how public health agencies can release open data in a way that is more usable and fit for public health research.

Articles she’s written have appeared in an array of leading health and public policy journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Public Administration Review, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Dr. Martin recently served on a National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine committee that produced two reports requested by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and is currently serving on a national advisory committee to improve the National Health and Security Preparedness Index.  She has led projects that have brought in over $1.25 million in external funding from sources including the New York State Department of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and New York State Health Foundation.

Dr. Martin received her B.A. from Brown University, her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from Yale University.  At Rockefeller College, she teaches courses on policy analysis and research design.

Recent Media:

  • Kane J. Health Reform's Uncertain Impact on HIV Patients. PBS News Hour. June 3, 2013
  • Walsh M. Organ Donation Tax Incentives Failing; Report. New York Daily News August 31, 2012.
  • Knox R. Tax Breaks for Organ Donors Aren't Boosting Transplant Supply. Shots: NPR's Health Blog. August 31, 2012.
  • Crowley C, HIV Test Law Offers Challenge to ERs. Times Union December 2, 2010.

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