Thomas Robert Martin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Specialization: Health Informatics and Health Policy
Office: 110 Post Hall

With more than 10 years of experience in healthcare, Dr. Martin joins SJU from the telecommunications and healthcare IT industries. He has lived and worked overseas in Australia, traveling extensively in Asia Pacific for business. Dr. Martin began his journey in healthcare working at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has served as project lead for numerous IT implementations and mobile app developments and is a former director with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).

Dr. Martin is the author of articles, book chapters, and thought leadership pieces on the role of Connected Health technologies and the use of Cost Benefit Analysis in healthcare. He completed his dissertation titled Applications of Contingent Valuation and Conjoint Analysis in mHealth: Understanding the Willingness to Pay for Healthcare Smartphone Applications at the University of Delaware. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same institution. Dr. Martin’s research interests include the application of cost benefit analysis, comparative effectiveness, and other economic valuations within the healthcare setting, specifically telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and connected health/mHealth. He has held academic appointments with Temple University and Georgetown University.


Ph.D.   University of Delaware, Public Policy     2014

            Advisor: Paul Solano, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title:  Applications of Contingent and Conjoint Analysis in mHealth: Understanding the Willingness to Pay for Healthcare Smartphone Applications

M.B.A. University of Delaware

             Specialization in Health Administration and Policy   2010

B.S.     Cleveland State University, Biology       2005

A.S.     Community College of Allegheny County, Nuclear Medicine       2002

Professional Experience

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)    2014-2016

Director - Mobile and Telehealth

Sprint, Reston, Virginia    2013-2014

Business Development Manager for Mobile and Digital Health

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)  2011-2013

Manager mHIMSS- Mobile initiative focused on the use of technology in Healthcare

University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware  2008 - 2011

Graduate Student School of Public Policy and Administration

Graduate Assistant Office of Economic and Intellectual Property Internship

Siemens Medical, Malvern, Pennsylvania   2005 - 2008

Account Manager, Southeast Regional IT Manager

Siemens Australia Ltd, Bayswater Victoria, Australia

Interim Business Development Manager

Siemens Australia Ltd, Bayswater Victoria, Australia

Molecular Imaging Product Specialist


Courses Taught

HAD 560 Health Informatics 

HAD 554 Health Care Law 

HAD 561 Health Care and the Internet

IHS 244 Health Care Administration 


Thomas R. Martin, Hamlet Gasoyan & David J. Wierz (2019) A Framework for Contracted Health IT Performance Assessments, Hospital Topics, DOI: 10.1080/00185868.2018.1556371

Martin T. The impact of net neutrality on digital health. mHealth 2018;4:36. 10.21037/mhealth.2018.08.03

R. Hoyt, A. Yoshihashi, T. Martin. Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals published by Informatics Education, Chapter 18:416-439. 

R. Krohn, D. Metcalf, P. Sabler, T. Martin. Health-e Everything: Wearables and the Internet of Things. Chronic Care Management: Policy Meets Practices published by DM2 Research and Design, Inc. 

Tieche, Maggie, FitzGerald, Brendan, Martin, Thomas. “2014 Imaging Technology Study.” HIMSS Analytics. Nov. 

Martin, T.  Assessing mHealth: Opportunities and barriers to patient engagement. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(3): 935-941.


Health Information Technology

Health Policy

Health Services


Program Evaluation