DR. MARTHE R. GOLD, CHAIR OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL MEDICINE AT CCNY’S SOPHIE DAVIS SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL EDUCATION, ELECTED TO INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
Election is 12th Membership in National Academies Earned by CCNY Faculty
NEW YORK, October 17, 2006 – Dr. Marthe R. Gold (M.D.), Arthur C. Logan Professor and Chair of Community Health and Social Medicine at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at The City College of New York (CCNY), has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.
"Dr. Gold is an outstanding teacher and researcher, and is a role model for City College students." said Dr. Gregory H. Williams. "With her election to the Institute, nine CCNY faculty members now hold 12 memberships in the three U.S. National Academies: The National Academy of Science, The National Academy of Engineering and The Institute of Medicine."
“(Institute) members are elected through a highly selective process that recognizes people who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health, said Institute President Harvey V. Fineberg. “Election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.”
The Institute, which was established by the National Academy of Science in 1970, announced 65 new members this month, bringing its total active membership to 1,501. Both an honorary membership and advisory organization, the Institute has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to human health.
“As a clinician, teacher and policymaker, Marthe Gold has been a tireless champion of the value of preventive care in improving the quality and cost effectiveness of care provided to members of economically disadvantaged groups,” noted Dr. Stanford Roman, Dean of The Sophie Davis School. “The Sophie Davis faculty joins me in saluting this tremendous honor.”
Dr. Gold, who joined the Sophie Davis faculty in 1997, previously spent six years as a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services working on economic and financing issues for prevention and public health. She participated in the Clinton 1993 Task Force for Health Care Reform. In addition, she directed the work of the Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, a non-federal expert panel whose final report, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1996, remains an influential guide to cost-effectiveness methodology for academic and policy uses.
Her more recent work, supported by federal and foundation grants, has focused on the acceptability of cost-effectiveness methods for policy making. Dr. Gold served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Evaluate Measures of Health Benefits for Environmental, Health and Safety Regulation, whose report, Valuing Health for Regulatory Cost-effectiveness Analysis was issued in 2006.
Dr. Gold received her M.D. with honors from the Tufts University School of Medicine, and completed her training in Family Practice at the University of Rochester, where she served on faculty from 1983 to 1990. She received her public health training at Columbia University School of Public Health
A list of CCNY faculty members holding memberships in the three U.S. National Academies follows:
- Andreas Acrivos, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering.
- Stephen C. Cowin. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: National Academy of Engineering.
- Herman Cummins, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics: National Academy of Science.
- Morton Denn, Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering: National Academy of Engineering.
- H. Jack Geiger, Professor Emeritus, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education: Institute of Medicine
- Marthe R. Gold, Arthur C. Logan Professor and Chair of Community Health and Social Medicine, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education: Institute of Medicine.
- Myriam P. Sarachik, Distinguished Professor of Physics: National Academy of Science.
- Reuell Shinnar, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering: National Academy of Engineering.
- Sheldon Weinbaum, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering: National Academy of Science, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine.