Phillip J. Marty, Associate Vice President for Research, USF Health, and Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine (COM) received his B.S. (1971) degree from the Wisconsin State University-Whitewater, and M.S. (1974) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1979 to 1982, he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. From 1982 to 1990, he held assistant, associate, and full professor positions at the University of Arkansas where he served as Coordinator for Health Education Programs and of Graduate Programs for his department. In 1990, he moved to the University of South Florida as a full professor in the Department of Community and Family Health. In 1994, he was asked to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Public Health, and in 1995, he was selected to serve as executive associate dean in the dean's office. As executive associate dean for the College of Public Health, he has been responsible for faculty and staff affairs, personnel, budgeting, finance and accounting, continuing education, grants and contracts, facilities, information technology, and policy implementation and operational planning. In 2002, he was selected to serve in his current role as Associate Vice President for Research, USF Health, and Associate Dean for Research, COM. He holds appointments in both Medicine and Public Health.
As Associate Vice President, (USF Health) and Associate Dean (COM), he is responsible for facilitating interdisciplinary research across the Health Sciences Center and the University. He also is involved with compliance of federal and state laws, rules and regulations. He oversees the expansion of the research enterprise in the College of Medicine by improving core facilities and equipment, negotiating start-up packages for new faculty, assisting with matching funds for equipment grant purchases, and developing/coordinating interdisciplinary grant submissions. He maintains grant initiatives that support the training of basic sciences students and the development of research and grant writing skills of faculty.
During his career, he has published more than 175 articles, monographs, abstracts and technical reports in the health promotion and disease prevention literature. He has had nearly 200 professional presentations at international, national and state conferences. Further, he has conducted nearly 200 workshops and in-service programs to professionals at state, national and international levels. He has had international public health experience in Latin America (Bolivia & Venezuela), Europe (Germany and Russia), and Africa (Egypt & Zimbabwe). He has secured more than $5 million dollars of extramural funding during his career, most of which has come to USF.
Regarding his research program, his work in tobacco control produced some of the early epidemiological data on smokeless tobacco use and adolescents in the U.S. 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, and introduced health labeling on, smokeless tobacco products.
After coming to USF in 1990, he became involved in state level tobacco control efforts. He served on the Division Board of the American Cancer Society and chaired its state-wide Lung Cancer Task Force. He also served on the Tri-Agency Coalition on Smoking or Health. He served as the first president to the Tobacco Free Florida Coalition, comprised of more than 50 public and private agencies across the state committed to reducing the prevalence of tobacco use in the state. He has conducted workshops and provided testimony to Florida's Legislature on tobacco youth access and clean indoor air legislation. He also has served on several state and national public health association boards, and has served as consulting editor to several professional publications. He was appointed by Florida 's Governor to the Cancer Control Advisory and Research Council which helped to recommend policy on cancer research and treatment for the state.
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