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Mark Martz PhD

Mark  Martz PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research Department

550 E. Van Buren Street
Building 1 - UA Phoenix Plaza
PO Box: 245209
Phoenix AZ 85006


Mark P. Martz, PhD, serves as the Director of the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation and is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research, at the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the University of Arizona in November 2018, Dr. Martz served for five years at the Arizona Department of Health Services. While at the Arizona Department of Health Services, Mark served as a policy consultant, contract manager, and as the Office Chief for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. Mark received his doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University in 2013 and his Master in Public Administration from Wichita State University in 2007. Dr. Martz’s research and applied practice interests focus on developing, implementing, and analyzing system-level interventions that improve health and well-being at an individual, community, and population level.


Ph.D. Public Administration and Policy
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States
Community Benefit: Hindering or Improving Community Health – Analysis of a Nonprofit Hospital System and the Communities Served.

Scholarly Contributions


Tanniru, M. (2019). A Proposed Architecture to Sustain Public-Private Partnership - The Case of the Arizona ASHLine. In Theory and Practice of Business Intelligence in Healthcare(pp 185-199). IGI Global.

Proceedings Publications

Martz, M. (2019, December). Care delivery model using intermediary in public health – Role of blockchain for smoking cessation. In 2019 Health Information Technology Symposium (HITS).


Martz, M. (2021). A Blockchain Solution to Coordinate Smoking Cessation Services. Blockchain Technology Sumposium 21University of British Columbia.

Martz, M. (2021, April). Lung Cancer Screening, Harms and Dangers of Tobacco Use, and How to Implement the Ask, Advise, Refer Model in your Practice or Program. A Breath of Knowledge: A Lung Cancer Webinar Series for ProvidersAmerican Cancer Society, Arizona Department of Health Services, American Lung Association.

Martz, M. (2021, March). A Blockchain Solution to Coordinate Smoking Cessation Services. International Conference on Public HealthNavrachana University, Centre for Public Health.

Martz, M. (2020, August). Applying Health Literacy to Improve Health Outcomes. Health Literacy ConferenceInstitute for Healthcare Advancement.

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