Senior Scholar-in-Residence

Marthe  Gold,  MD, MPH

Marthe Gold, MD, MPH, joined The New York Academy of Medicine in 2015 as a Senior Scholar, where her primary focus is on implementing methods to gain informed public participation in decisions that affect them. A graduate of the Tufts School of Medicine and the Columbia School of Public Health, Marthe is trained in family medicine. Her clinical work has been in rural and urban under-served communities. From 1990-96 she served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, where she convened and directed the work of the first Panel on Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine, whose influential report has been widely disseminated in research and policy circles. She returned to New York in 2007 to chair the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at the CUNY Medical School, whose mission is to train a diverse student body for primary care practice in underserved New York communities. A member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Marthe currently serves on its Roundtable on Population Health. She is a member of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council, and immediate Past President of the International Society for Priorities in Health.


  1. Hall W, Williams I, Smith N Gold M, Coast J, Kapiriri L, Danis M, Mitton C. Past, present and future challenges in health care priority setting. J Health Organ Manag. 2018 32(3):444-462. PMID: 29771204
  2. Richmond J, Powell W, Maurer M, Mangrum R, Gold MR, Pathak-Sen E, Yang M, Carman KL. Public mistrust of the U.S. health care system’s profit motives: Mixed-methods results from a randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 32(12):1396-1402 PMID:28875447
  3. Gold MR, Realmuto L, Scherer M, Kamler A, Weiss L. Community priorities for hospital- based prevention initiatives: Results from a deliberating public. J Pub Health Practice and Manag. 2018 24(4):318-325 PMID: 28650413
  4. Baltussen R, Mitton C, Danis M, Williams I and M Gold. Global developments in priority setting in health. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2017 6(3):127-128. PMID:28812791
  5. Neumann PJ, Farquhar M, Wilkinson CL, Lowry M, Gold MR. Lack of cost-effectiveness analyses to address Healthy People 2020 priority areas. Am J Pub Health. 2016 106(12):2205-2207. PMID:27631753

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