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Martin Klein, MPH, PhD

Senior Advisor, Dean's Office; Director, InnovateHealth Yale; Executive Director, Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative

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Martin Klein, MPH, PhD
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Martin Klein, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Senior Advisor to the dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He is also the founder and Director of InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social impact and entrepreneurship and the co-founder and Executive Director of the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative. He previously served as the Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health, and was responsible for the offices of development, alumni relations, and communications. Martin came to the School from Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he was Associate Dean for Student Services and Administrative Operations. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Associate Dean for Primary Care at New York Medical College, where he co-founded and co-led the Center for Primary Care Education and Research. He was an Assistant Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and taught a variety of topics, including managed care, medical informatics, and physician communication skills. Earlier in his career, Martin held positions with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget and the New York City Department of Health. He received his M.P.H. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He completed additional training in pedagogy as a Harvard Macy Scholar.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Columbia University (2000)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (1986)
  • Harvard Macy Institute Scholar
    Harvard University
  • Informatics Fellowship
    National Library of Medicine


  • Expanding partnership with the Royal Institute of Health Sciences
    Bhutan 2012
    Lecture on health policy and determine projects to expand relationship with School
  • Developing a masters in health administration program
    Ethiopia (2010-2011)
    Thesis reviewer

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