Brian C. Martin

Brian C. Martin
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health
Significant roles: MPH Coordinator, Graduate Health Care Management Certificate Coordinator
Phone: 423-439-4429
Office: Room 42C Lamb Hall


Ph.D., Health Services Research and Administration, University of South Carolina,   Arnold School of Public Health, 1996
MBA, University of South Carolina, 1993
B.S. Business, Marketing and Management, University of South Carolina, 1988

Courses Taught

Health Systems (PUBH 2100)
Health Services Administration (PUBH 3200)
Health Services Planning (PUBH 3220)
Managing Health Care Organizations (PUBH 5500)
Health Services Delivery and Organization (PUBH 5525)
Public Health Budgeting and Finance (PUBH 4957/5957)

Research Focus
  • Cost of health care
  • Reimbursement of health care
  • Access to health care
  • Medicare and Medicaid

Research Projects

Pack, R. (PI), Wykoff, R.(Co-I), Ervin, K. (Co-I), Martin, B. (Co-I). "Tennessee Long-Distance Internet Facilitated Educational Program for Applied Training in Health (LIFEPATH)". $3,249,999 funded by HRSA. 2010-2015.

Khoury, Amal, Martin, Brian C., Roh, Chul-Young, Liu, Xuefeng. Co-Investigator. "Southern Appalachia Tele-Homecare Program". $167,858 for evaluation and analysis component of Mountain States Health Alliance grant, funded by HRSA.  2009-2011.

Core Faculty, Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, East Tennessee State University. Ohio Valley Appalachia Regional Geriatric Education Center (OVAR/GEC). Consortium of academic institutions (University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, and East Tennessee State University) to provide education and training for health professionals and other personnel.  Funded $300,000 by USDHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, Bureau of Health Professions. 2008 ? 2010.

Martin, Brian C.  Principle Investigator. "Assessing Health Department management training needs in southern Appalachia", $6,562 Research Development Project, East Tennessee State University, College of Public and Allied Health, May ? July 2006.

Selected Publications

Martin, Brian C.; Stoots, J. Michael; Pack, Robert P.; Wykoff, Randy; Dreyzehner, John J. ?Identifying and Addressing the Undergraduate Public Health Training Needs for Working Professionals in a Rural Area?, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2010, 16(2), 128-133. (Peer reviewed)

Martin, Brian C.; Shi, Leiyu; Ward, Ryan D. ?Financial Performance and Managed Care Trends of Health Centers?, Journal of Health Care Finance, 2009, 35(3):1-21. (Peer reviewed)

Martin, Brian C.; Shi, Leiyu; Ward, Ryan D. ?Race, Gender, and Language Concordance in the Primary Care Setting?, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 22, Number 4, 2009, pp. 340-352. (Peer reviewed)

Martin, Brian C. ?Emergency Medicine Versus Primary Care: A Case Study of Three Prevalent, Costly, and Non-Emergent Diagnoses at a Community Teaching Hospital?, Journal of Health Care Finance, Volume 27, Issue 2, Winter 2000.

Shi, Leiyu; Samuels, Michael; Martin, Brian C.; Brown, Thomas E., Jr. ?Community Partnership to Improve Access to Care for the Poor and Underserved: A Case Study of Richland County, South Carolina?, in Handbook of Health Administration and Policy, Kilpatrick and Johnson (Eds.), Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, 1999.

Shi, Leiyu; Samuels, Michael; Brown, Thomas E., Jr.; Martin, Brian C. ?Community Partnership to Improve Access to Care for the Poor and Underserved?, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Nov 1996, Volume 7, Number 4.

Personal Interests

Traveling, SCUBA diving, reading, building/construction. 
Married to Rebecca T. Martin, with two daughters (Lauren and Sophia), and son Luke

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