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Rockefeller College's Erika G. Martin Serves on Institute of Medicine Committee Looking at How to Evaluate National HIV Policies

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Albany N.Y. (March 16, 2012) - The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies released a report March 15 that identified and recommended available data critical to assessing and monitoring the impact of federal legislation and policy on HIV care.

Erika G. Martin

Erika Martin, assistant professor of public administration and policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, and a fellow at the College’s Rockefeller Institute of Government, serves on the IOM committee that produced the report. The White House Office of National AIDS Policy requested the report.

The report identifies measures that show when HIV patients are receiving appropriate care and determines important data sources for those measures, while also addressing a series of questions related to the collection, analysis and dissemination of such data. Martin's research has included work on HIV finance and resource allocation, HIV testing policies, and substance abuse. She is one of 17 experts from around the country selected to participate in this IOM study, based on their expertise in HIV clinical care and supportive services, health policy, data collection and analysis, informatics and other relevant areas. The work of the committee continues. A follow-up report is expected.