Martin Klein, MPH, PhD

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy); Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Climate Change and Health | Health Policy & Management


Martin Klein, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health, and is responsible for the offices of development, alumni relations, and communications. He is the founder and Director of InnovateHealth Yale, a program in social impact and entrepreneurship. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative. Martin came to the School from Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where he was Associate Dean for Student Services and Administrative Operations. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Associate Dean for Primary Care at New York Medical College, where he co-founded and co-led the Center for Primary Care Education and Research. He was an Assistant Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and taught a variety of topics, including managed care, medical informatics, and physician communication skills. Earlier in his career, Martin held positions with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget and the New York City Department of Health. He received his M.P.H. from Yale and his Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. He completed additional training in pedagogy as a Harvard Macy Scholar.

Education & Training

PhD Columbia University (2000)
MPH Yale School of Public Health (1986)
Harvard Macy Institute Scholar Harvard University
Informatics Fellowship National Library of Medicine


  • Expanding partnership with the Royal Institute of Health Sciences Bhutan (2012 - 2012)

    Lecture on health policy and determine projects to expand relationship with School

  • Developing a masters in health administration program Ethiopia (2010 - 2011)

    Thesis reviewer

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