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Stephen A Martin MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
    DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing

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    Williams College, Williamstown, MA, United StatesBAEnglish
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesEDMTeaching Learning
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United StatesMD

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    Since joining the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2009, Dr. Martin’s clinical site has been the Barre Family Health Center, the source of health care for ten rural towns; he brings this perspective as co-director of the UMMS Rural Health Scholars Program for medical and graduate nursing students. Dr. Martin serves as faculty for the center’s 12 family medicine residents as well as medical student clerks. In addition, as faculty for the Teachers of Tomorrow program, he helps train newer primary care faculty from 15 northeast medical schools in aspects of medical education, including clinical thinking. He serves as a local clinical consultant in wound care, Suboxone treatment for opiate dependence, and colposcopy.

    Prior to arriving at UMMS, Dr. Martin served as a National Health Service Corps Scholar from 2005-2009. In 2006 he helped establish a community health center satellite clinic in the rural North Quabbin region of Massachusetts. He served as its sole physician and provided full-spectrum primary care for underserved area residents. From 2007-2009, he served as a medical officer at the Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts. In this referral center, Dr. Martin cared for patients with end-stage renal, liver, and cardiac disease, as well as those with complex wounds, trauma, and illness.

    Dr. Martin’s research interests include feedback in medical education, hospital readmissions, and diagnostic error. Since 2009, he has been the principal investigator of a group examining the health effects of the Federal Bureau of Prisons tobacco ban. Including collaborators from Harvard and Brown, the group is conducting a translational investigation of the natural history of enforced smoking abstinence – including subjective, clinical, pulmonary, and serum biomarker testing, as well as utilization of health care services.

    Dr. Martin’s core tobacco research interests include:

    • Natural history of tobacco-related pathophysiology after cessation/stopping smoking
    • Natural history of addiction experience in long-term enforced abstinence settings
    • Biomarkers of addiction
    • Biomarkers of pulmonary and other pathophysiology
    • Tobacco-related interventions prior to release from correctional institutions
    • Public health impact of long-term enforced abstinence


    Internship and Residency in Family Medicine 2000-2005
    Boston University Medical Center
    South Boston Community Health Center

    Harvard Medical School, MD 2002
    Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM 1996
    Williams College, BA 1991

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    1. Martin SA, Chiodo LM, Wilson A. Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2019 Oct 01; 100(7):396-397. PMID: 31573164.
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    2. Martin SA, Chiodo LM, Wilson A. Retention in care as a quality measure for opioid use disorder. Subst Abus. 2019 Jul 30; 1-6. PMID: 31361592.
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    3. Martin SA, Chiodo LM, Bosse JD, Wilson A. The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jun 04; 170(11):821-822. PMID: 31158866.
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    4. Martin SA, Chiodo LM, Bosse JD, Wilson A. The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 23. PMID: 30357262.
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    5. Schiff GD, Martin SA, Eidelman DH, Volk LA, Ruan E, Cassel C, Galanter W, Johnson M, Jutel A, Kroenke K, Lambert BL, Lexchin J, Myers S, Miller A, Mushlin S, Sanders L, Sheikh A. Ten Principles for More Conservative, Care-Full Diagnosis. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Oct 02. PMID: 30285046.
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    6. Martin SA, Bosse J, Wilson A, Losikoff P, Chiodo L. Under one roof: identification, evaluation, and treatment of chronic hepatitis C in addiction care. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2018 Apr 25; 13(1):10. PMID: 29690936.
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    7. Runyan CN, Hewitt AL, Martin SA, Mullin D. Confronting the new epidemic: Integrated care for opioid use disorders. Fam Syst Health. 2017 Jun; 35(2):248-250. PMID: 28617025.
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    8. Martin SA, Simon L. Oral Health and Medicine Integration: Overcoming Historical Artifact to Relieve Suffering. Am J Public Health. 2017 May; 107(S1):S30-S31. PMID: 28661809.
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    9. Martin SA, Sinsky CA. The map is not the territory: medical records and 21st century practice. Lancet. 2016 Oct 22; 388(10055):2053-2056. PMID: 27125861.
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    10. Saver BG, Martin SA, Adler RN, Candib LM, Deligiannidis KE, Golding J, Mullin DJ, Roberts M, Topolski S. Care that Matters: Quality Measurement and Health Care. PLoS Med. 2015 Nov; 12(11):e1001902. PMID: 26574742.
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    11. Martin SA. Effects of Blood Pressure Reduction in Mild Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jul 7; 163(1):67. PMID: 26148284.
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    12. Martin SA, Podolsky SH, Greene JA. Overdiagnosis and overtreatment over time. Diagnosis (Berl). 2015 Jun 01; 2(2):105-109. PMID: 29540020.
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    13. Martin SA, Harris K, Jack BW. The health of young African American men. JAMA. 2015 Apr 14; 313(14):1415-6. PMID: 25751164.
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    14. Martin SA, Frutiger EA. Vision Stations: Addressing Corrective Vision Needs With Low-cost Technologies. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Mar; 4(2):46-51. PMID: 25984406.
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    15. Clarke JG, Martin SA, Martin RA, Stein LA, van den Berg JJ, Parker DR, McGovern AR, Roberts MB, Bock BC. Changes in smoking-related symptoms during enforced abstinence of incarceration. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 Feb; 26(1):106-18. PMID: 25702731.
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    16. Martin SA, Boucher M, Wright JM, Saini V. Mild hypertension in people at low risk. BMJ. 2014; 349:g5432. PMID: 25224509.
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    17. Martin SA. Primary care is first-contact care. J Fam Pract. 2014 May; 63(5):244. PMID: 24795901.
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    18. Parker DR, Fallone D, Martin RA, Stein LA, Bock B, Martin SA, Roberts MB, Lopes CE, Clarke JJ. The relation between smoking status and medical conditions among incarcerated adults. J Addict Med. 2014 Mar-Apr; 8(2):90-5. PMID: 24503925.
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    19. van den Berg JJ, Bock B, Roberts MB, Stein LA, Friedmann PD, Martin SA, Clarke JG. Cigarette smoking as an expression of independence and freedom among inmates in a tobacco-free prison in the United States. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Feb; 16(2):238-42. PMID: 24151140.
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    20. Bock B, Lopes CE, van den Berg JJ, Roberts MB, Stein LA, Martin RA, Martin SA, Clarke JG. Social support and smoking abstinence among incarcerated adults in the United States: a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 17; 13:859. PMID: 24044880.
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    21. Cook MD, Martin SA, Williams C, Whitlock K, Wallig MA, Pence BD, Woods JA. Forced treadmill exercise training exacerbates inflammation and causes mortality while voluntary wheel training is protective in a mouse model of colitis. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Oct; 33:46-56. PMID: 23707215.
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    22. Clarke JG, Stein LA, Martin RA, Martin SA, Parker D, Lopes CE, McGovern AR, Simon R, Roberts M, Friedman P, Bock B. Forced smoking abstinence: not enough for smoking cessation. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 13; 173(9):789-94. PMID: 23567902.
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    23. Martin SA, Pence BD, Greene RM, Johnson SJ, Dantzer R, Kelley KW, Woods JA. Effects of voluntary wheel running on LPS-induced sickness behavior in aged mice. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Mar; 29:113-23. PMID: 23277090.
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    24. Martin SA, Celli BR, DiFranza JR, Krinzman SJ, Clarke JG, Beam H, Howard S, Foster M, Goldberg RJ. Health effects of the Federal Bureau of Prisons tobacco ban. BMC Pulm Med. 2012; 12:64. PMID: 23067295.
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    25. McQueen A, Martin SA, Lio PA. Derm emergencies: detecting early signs of trouble. J Fam Pract. 2012 Feb; 61(2):71-8. PMID: 22312611.
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    26. Jack BW, Chetty VK, Anthony D, Greenwald JL, Sanchez GM, Johnson AE, Forsythe SR, O'Donnell JK, Paasche-Orlow MK, Manasseh C, Martin S, Culpepper L. A reengineered hospital discharge program to decrease rehospitalization: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Feb 03; 150(3):178-87. PMID: 19189907.
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    27. Lio PA, Martin SA, Seifter JL. A "medical team" format for tutorial groups and cases. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):527-8. PMID: 11346569.
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