Stephen A. Martin, MD, EdD

Adjunct Instructor, Family Medicine

Stephen Martin
(617) 414-4465


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


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Harvard University, EdM
  • Williams College, BA


  • Published on 7/1/2017

    Morris JG, Carter EL, Martin SA. Stroke: Secondary prevention of ischemic events. J Fam Pract. 2017 Jul; 66(7):420-427. PMID: 28700757.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Morris JG, Carter EL, Martin SA. Stroke: A road map for subacute management. J Fam Pract. 2017 Jun; 66(6):366-374. PMID: 28574519.

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  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Runyan CN, Hewitt AL, Martin SA, Mullin D. Confronting the new epidemic: Integrated care for opioid use disorders. Fam Syst Health. 2017 06; 35(2):248-250. PMID: 28617025.

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  • Published on 5/1/2017

    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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  • Published on 4/25/2016

    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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  • Published on 11/17/2015

    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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  • Published on 7/7/2015

    Martin SA. Effects of Blood Pressure Reduction in Mild Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jul 07; 163(1):67. PMID: 26148284.

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  • Published on 4/14/2015

    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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  • Published on 3/1/2015

    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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  • Published on 2/1/2015

    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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