Marthe Gold, MD, MPH

CUNY School of Medicine

Titles and Affiliations:

  • Logan Professor Emerita, CUNY School of Medicine
  • Senior Research Scientist, New York Academy of Medicine

Marthe Gold’s MD, MPH primary focus is on implementing methods to gain informed public participation in decisions that affect them. Nationally, she has worked in different communities to capture resident guidance for decision makers interested in implementing health-related policy changes to advance the health of the populations they serve. A graduate of the Tufts School of Medicine and the Columbia School of Public Health, Marthe’s clinical training is in family medicine. She has practiced both in rural and urban underserved communities. From 1990-’96 she served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services where she directed the work of the Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, an influential volume in developing standards for the conduct of cost-effectiveness analyses.

She returned to her native New York in 1997 to chair the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at the CUNY Medical School whose mission is to train a diverse student body for primary care practice in underserved New York communities. A member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Marthe currently serves on its Roundtable on Population Health.  She is Past President of the International Society for Priorities in Health.