• Professor Emeritus, Global Health

International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Office: 12NJ1216, Ninth and Jefferson Bldg., Harborview Medical Center
Mail: 901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-941-4223
Email: 
rmartin1@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr. Martin is the Director of the Laboratory Systems Strengthening Team at I-TECH. He brings over 40 years of experience and expertise to this area of work in laboratory practice in both clinical and public health settings, directing and managing laboratories, addressing state and national policies governing the practice of laboratory medicine, and working internationally to support laboratory capacity development. Dr. Martin has extensive background at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he served as the executive director of CLIAC, the Federal Advisory Committee that co-governs the practice of laboratory medicine in the US. As director of the Division of Laboratory Systems at CDC, he developed a new branch (Laboratory Systems Branch) with both a domestic and international focus to address strengthening laboratory capacity.

Education 
  • DrPH (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
  • MPH (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
  • MS (Michigan Technological University)
  • BS (Michigan State University)
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources
  • Informatics
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Quality Improvement
Expertise 

International laboratory systems development, laboratory management, and laboratory quality assurance

Publications 

Martin R, Hearn TL, Ridderhof JC, and Demby A. Implementation of a quality systems approach for laboratory practice in resource limited countries. AIDS. 2005. 19: Supp 2.

Martin R & Barnhart S. Global laboratory systems development: Needs and approaches. Infect Dis Clin N Am 2011. 25:677-691.

Burnett, SM, Mbonye MK, Martin R, Ronald A, Zawedde S, Naikoba S, Willis KS, Colebunders, R, Manabe YC, and Weaver, MR. Effectiveness of On-Site Support Supervision on Laboratory Performance for HIV, TB, and Malaria Testing. (Accepted 2016 – American Journal of Clinical Pathology).

Martin R, Perrone LA, Noble, MA. Role of Point-of-Care Testing. In: Travel Medicine. In: Travel and Tropical Medicine, 5th Ed. 2016. Editors: Sanford, Jong and Pottinger (In press)

Magowe MKM, Ledikwe JH, Kasvosve I, Martin R, Thankane K, Semo B. An
innovative educational approach to develop medical laboratory scientists in Botswana. Advances in Medical Education and Practice. 2014. (5):73-81