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William Martin

William Martin

Primary Affiliation: Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Research Development | University of Illinois Chicago

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Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of Research Development | University of Illinois Chicago

Policy Expertise

US Health and science legislation
US and global health policy related to tobacco use
Facilitating public health program development with global partners
Implementing global public health policies

Experience & Background

William Martin
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Experience & Background

William J. Martin II joined UIC in the fall of 2020 as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research. He comes to UIC from the College of Public Health at Ohio State University where he served as dean of the College from 2013. During Martin’s tenure as dean, he significantly increased the number of faculty and research funding in the College and was appointed by the Provost and President to lead the University response to the addiction crisis in Ohio. Prior to his time at Ohio State, Martin was associate director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH, where he led both the NIH response to the global health crisis of household air pollution that kills nearly 4 million women and children a year and the Head-Off Environmental Asthma in Louisiana (HEAL) study of asthma outcomes in children in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Martin has substantial experience in both academia and in governmental scientific administration. As a pulmonary and critical care physician-scientist, he has authored more than 175 research and clinical papers. Prior to joining NIH, he was an NIH-funded principal investigator for nearly 25 years. His professional service includes being president of the American Thoracic Society, president of the American Lung Association of Indiana, a member of the Advisory Council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and a health policy fellow for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.

Professional Appointments
  • 2002-2006 – Professor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • 2002-2003 – Acting Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Cincinnati
  • 2002-2004 – Christian R. Holmes Chair, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • 2002-2004 – Dean, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
  • 2004-2006 – Donald C. Harrison Chair (inaugural recipient of endowed Chair), University of Cincinnati
  • 2006-2009 – Associate Director, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • 2006-2009 – Director, Office of Translational Research, NIEHS 2006-2009
  • 2009-2013 – Associate Director for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD
  • 2013-2019 – Dean, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University
  • 2013-2020 – Professor of Public Health, The Ohio State University
  • 2020-present – Emeritus Professor of Public Health, The Ohio State University
Education

1970 – B.S., Marquette University

1974 – M.D., University of Minnesota

1979 – M.S., Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Recent Publications

Eviction Expectations in the Aftermath of the Pandemic Moratoria
Eviction Expectations in the Aftermath of the Pandemic Moratoria

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