Dr. Atyia Martin is adjunct faculty in the Master of Homeland Security program at Northeastern University. She teaches courses on continuity of operations planning and critical infrastructure. Additionally, she is also the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). In this role, she is responsible for coordinating public health, healthcare, and community health preparedness; emergency response and recovery coordination among the public health and healthcare system; oversight of the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center to coordinate response and recovery efforts; and education and training through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness.
Dr. Martin has a diverse set of experiences in emergency management, intelligence, and homeland security. Her previous professional experience includes the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); and active duty Air Force assigned to the National Security Agency.
Dr. Martin holds an Associate of Arts in Serbian Croatian from the Defense Language Institute (DLI), Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College, a Masters in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, and a Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University. She is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician and a Basic Life Support Instructor. Dr. Martin currently lives in Boston with her husband and five children.