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Michael Martin

Office of the State Veterinarian

Office: Livestock Poultry Health
Phone: 803-726-7808
Fax: (803)788-8058



Educational Background

DVM Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri 1984

MPH Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health 1992

BS Biology
University of Illinois 1980


Dr. Martin has a DVM from Missouri in 1984 and an MPH from Harvard in 1992. After a few years in small animal practice, he has served as an Air Force Public Health Officer. As part of his MPH, he developed a set of statistical software tools and used them in stochastic testing of analytical techniques. He taught programming in the University of Maryland extension program on Okinawa Japan. Later, he served as Director of Medical Informatics for the Connecticut Hospital Association developing patient record linking software and security applications and standards. He was a member of the ASTM E31.20 committee on medical informatics security and privacy. He has been a USDA Veterinary Services Area Epidemiologist, and now serves as SC State Veterinary Epidemiologist/Informaticist. He serves on the HL7 and LOINC informatics standards development committees and helped found the AAVLD/USAHA subcommittee on data exchange standards. He has an ongoing cooperative agreement to support the National Animal Health Laboratory Network with its informatics standards. He supports the Swine Health Information Center's (SHIC) laboratory data standardization project as the informatics consultant.

Research Interests

Application of medical informatics standards to regulatory veterinary medicine. Improvement of data quality through interoperability and reuse. Data security and privacy in the context of regulatory veterinary medicine.

Extension and Outreach

Frequently consulted by veterinary diagnostic laboratories and state animal health authorities around the country on methods to improve data interoperability.


Martin, M.K., Helm, J., Patyk, K.A., 2014. An approach for de-identification of point locations of livestock premises for further use in disease spread modeling. Prev. Vet. Med. 120 (2015) 131-140.

Martin, M.K., Patyk, K.A., 2014. JitterDot: A Tool to De-identify Point Data for Spatial Modeling. NIMBioS Poster Presentation.

Patyk, K.A., Helm, J, Martin, M.K., Forde-Folle, K.N., Olea-Popelka, F.J., Hokanson, J.E., Fingerlin, T., Reeves, A, 2013. An epidemiologic simulation model of the spread and control of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) among commercial and backyard poultry flocks in South Carolina, United States. Prev. Vet. Med. 110 (2013) 510– 524.

Martin M, Progress on Veterinary Informatics Standards, Proc 147th AVMA Annual Convention, 2010

Martin M, Information Security -- The Basics and Beyond, Proc 147th AVMA Annual Convention, 2010

Martin M, Use It, Don't Abuse It: Responsible Use of Sensitive Data for Epidemiology, Proc 146th AVMA Annual Convention, 2009

Martin M, Data Collection is All About Standards: Update of HL7, LOINC, and SNOMED, Proc 146th AVMA Annual Convention, 2009

Martin M, Hitchhiker's Guide to NAHLN Messaging, USDA CEAH, 2006-2014.

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