Stephen Martin, MD, EdM, is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he co-directs the Rural Health Scholars Program for medical and graduate nursing students. In addition, he serves as residency faculty at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Williams College, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Medical School, and residency in Family Medicine at Boston University.
After four years with the National Health Service Corps caring for patients in a community health center and federal prison medical center, Martin’s clinical site has been the Barre Family Health Center, the source of health care for ten rural towns. At Barre, he developed and coordinates the site’s Office-Based Opiate Treatment Program (recognized with a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national 2013 Science and Service Award) and Hepatitis C Project ECHO partnership with Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center. He serves on the policy committee of the National Physicians Alliance and is project director for TandemHealth, a partnership with Consumer Reports to develop electronic prescribing resources for training and practicing clinicians as well as patients. Since 2009, Martin has been the principal investigator of a group examining the health effects of the Federal Bureau of Prisons tobacco ban. In 2013, he was named Preceptor of the Year by the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians.
At the Center, Martin leads a visioning process and white paper development concerning the primary care physician of the future. The white paper will include cognitive, procedural, and organizational skills and competencies and will provide a roadmap for the changes in education, policy and health care delivery to enable the development of these future physicians. He is also a member of the HMS Alumni Council. Martin and his family live in rural Massachusetts with their chickens.