Erika Martin, PhD, MPH

Core Scientist, Policy Impact Core

Erika Martin, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York. 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. Recent 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. Dr. Martin is also studying the release of open health data, and how public health agencies can make these data more usable and fit for public health research. At Rockefeller College, Dr. Martin teaches courses in policy analysis and research design. She received her BA from Brown University, her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and her PhD in health policy and administration from Yale University.