About Alister Martin, MD, MPP

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Dr. Martin is a practicing ER physician and is dually appointed as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and as Research Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. Alister is the founder of Vot-ER, a nonpartisan voter registration organization that has organized healthcare providers and hospitals to help patients register to vote. He is also the founder of Get Waivered, a program that is converting our nation’s ERs into the front door for opioid addiction treatment. This work serves as a national model at the NIH with several state partnerships. He also co-founded GOTVax, an initiative aimed at leveraging a get out the vote framework to deliver vaccines to vulnerable communities.

Dr. Martin trained at Harvard after working in state health policy and after the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. He previously served as Chief Resident at MGH/Brigham Hospital.

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Emergency Medicine**
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4100

Medical Education

  • M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program

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