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Thomas Martin

Thomas Martin
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Graduate Program Director


529 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • PhD in Public Policy, University of Delaware
  • MBA, University of Delaware
  • BS in Biology, Cleveland State University 
  • AS, Nuclear Medicine, Community College of Allegheny County 


Dr. Martin is the incoming program director for the Masters of Science in Health Informatics located within the College of Public Health at Temple University. He is a former director with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).
With more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, Dr. Martin joins Temple from the telecommunications and healthcare IT industries. He has lived and worked overseas in Australia, traveling extensively in Asia Pacific for business. Dr. Martin began his journey in healthcare working at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has served as project lead for numerous IT implementations and mobile app developments.
Dr. Martin is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and thought leadership pieces on the role of Connected Health technologies and the use of Cost Benefit Analysis in healthcare. He completed his dissertation titled Applications of Contingent Valuation and Conjoint Analysis in mHealth: Understanding the Willingness to Pay for Healthcare Smartphone Applications at the University of Delaware. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same institution. Dr. Martin’s research interests include the application of cost benefit analysis, comparative effectiveness, and other economic valuations within the healthcare setting, specifically telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and connected health/mHealth. He has held academic appointments at Georgetown University and St. Joseph’s University.

Research Interests

  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services
  • mHealth
  • Program Evaluation