Martin Wegman is an NIH TL1 Pre Doctoral Fellow and an MD-PhD student at the University of Florida. He is also President-Elect of the American College of Medical Quality’s Student/Resident Section and Director of Quality and Research for the Equal Access Clinic Network.
Pursuing his PhD in the Department of Epidemiology, Martin receives his primary mentorship from Dr. Elizabeth Shenkman, professor and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy. His academic interests are to apply patient-centered and quality improvement principles to diminish social and health inequities with the ultimate goal of becoming a clinical-scientist leader for the undeserved.
To accomplish these goals, Martin currently serves as principle investigator for three externally funded grant projects totaling more than $75,000 in direct costs. For this work, he has received national recognition, including the American Medical Association Foundation 2013 Leadership Award and being named a National Quality Scholar by the American College of Medical Quality in 2012. His research with Health Outcomes and Policy faculty was recognized by the Association of Community Affiliated Plans as its 2013 Medicaid Managed Care trainee paper of the year.
Prior to enrolling at University of Florida, Martin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and was on a research and study fellowship in Cape Town, South Africa. He currently sits on the editorial board for the American Journal of Medical Quality and serves as a board member for the Southwest Advocacy Group.