Dr. Kate Martin is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and a Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She has also held a series of leadership positions with both University Medical Center and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
In 2016, Martin received the UNLV Alumna of the Year Award from the Honors College. She is a graduate of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and completed a Teaching and Learning Fellowship with the USC Keck School of Medicine as well as a National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) Fellowship with the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.
Her research focuses on the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. She has co-authored a peer-reviewed curriculum on medical care for patients with disabilities and has developed public health programs to improve the quality of life for adults with severe cognitive disabilities and their caregivers.
Dr. Martin teaches an undergraduate seminar course in the UNLV Honors College entitled, Healthcare reDesign, which uses human-centered design thinking to address complex social problems in our healthcare system. Listen to Dr. Martin talk more about the course and her passion for health design thinking below.