Michael Martin is the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Senior Technical Advisor for HIV/AIDS care and treatment in Thailand. Dr. Martin earned his MD from the University of Louisville and completed training in Internal Medicine, and was Chief Resident at St Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He did an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Emory University and holds a MSc in Clinical Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a MPH from Emory University. Dr. Martin joined CDC in 2000 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Respiratory Diseases Branch. He joined the Division of HIV/AIDS prevention and moved to Thailand in 2002 to complete the AIDSVAX B/E HIV vaccine trial, the first phase 3 HIV vaccine trial in Asia. Following the trial, Dr. Martin worked with colleagues to launch the Bangkok Tenofovir Study, an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis trial among people who inject drugs. In addition, he participated in the CDC response to the 2003 SARS outbreak and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Dr. Martin has published over 30 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and frequently presents at international scientific meetings. He is well known both within and beyond CDC for his efforts in enhancing CDC’s work as a global public health agency.