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Marthe Gold

Medical Professor


Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education



Harris Hall 406

p: 212-650-7794

f: 212-650-7778


  • Profile

    Marthe Gold joined the Sophie Davis faculty in 1997 as the Logan Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine.

    A family physician, her earlier career was in clinical practice both in rural and urban physician shortage areas. Prior to joining the faculty, she served as Senior Policy Adviser in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where her focus was on the economics and financing of clinical preventive services and public health. She was a member of the 1993 White House Task Force on Health care reform where she contributed to benefit design and protections for under served populations. Her recent research has focused on outcome measurement for medical care and public health and citizen deliberation as it applies to health policy. A member of the Institute of Medicine, she has contributed to a number of its reports. She currently chairs its Committee on Strategies to Improve Public Health Practice which is charged with issuing three report focusing respectively on measurement, law and policy, and financing.

    She was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2006.

  • Education

    B.S. 1976, Hunter College

    M.D. 1980, Tufts University School of Medicine

    M.P.H. 1986, Columbia University School of Public Health

    Internship and Residency, Family Medicine, 1980-83, Highland Hospital, University of Rochester

  • Research Interests

    • Measurement of health outcomes for economic and burden of disease studies

    • Setting priorities for resource allocation decisions in public health and medical care settings

    • Citizen deliberative methods in health policy

    • Patient activation

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