Phillip J. Marty, PhD

Associate Vice President, USF Health Office of Research
Vice Dean for Research, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

As Associate Vice President, Dr. Phillip Marty oversees $250 million in grant and contract awards to USF Health, much from federal sources. This amount represents more than half of all grant and contract funding to the University. He also helps facilitate interdisciplinary research across USF Health, the Morsani College of Medicine and the University.

Dr. Marty joined USF as a professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health. In 1994, he was asked to serve as interim dean of the College, and in 1995, he continued as executive associate dean for the school. In 2002, he began his current tenure as associate vice president, USF Health Office of Research. He also serves as vice dean for Research, Morsani College of Medicine. He is a professor with tenure in the College of Public Health and holds joint appointments in both the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Neurosciences in the Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Marty’s work in tobacco control produced some of the early epidemiological data on smokeless tobacco use among U.S. adolescents. His research on the prevalence of smokeless tobacco was considered instrumental in the passage of the Congressional Smokeless Tobacco Act of 1986, which eliminated broadcast advertising of smokeless tobacco and introduced labeling on the products. More recent research investigates the role of obesity on maternal and child health outcomes.

During his career, Dr. Marty has published more than 200 articles, monographs, abstracts and technical reports in the health promotion and disease prevention literature. He has international public health experience in Latin America, Europe, and Africa and has helped secured about $10 million of extramural funding during his career.