Natasha K. Martin, DPhil, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. Dr. Martin is an infectious disease and economic modeler with over 15 years of experience modeling biological systems. She earned her doctoral degree in mathematical biology from the University of Oxford, and undergraduate degree in mathematics and biology from Stanford University. Following her doctorate, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bristol and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Martin’s work focuses on using dynamic epidemic modelling to evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of HIV, HCV, and HBV prevention interventions among high risk populations such as people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, and incarcerated populations. She is one of the leading researchers examining the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of HCV treatment as prevention. Currently she is engaged in a number of HIV and HCV intervention evaluation trials in international settings such as Mozambique, India, Kenya, Ukraine, Mexico, Australia, and the UK.