Alaya Martin

Alaya Martin supports clients with evidence-based research and analysis that spans healthcare sectors and stakeholders.

With a background in community health, she contributes to the development of client analysis and insights.

Alaya’s experience in community health includes program evaluation for the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance where she tracked and evaluated training outcomes to inform the development of educational and instructional materials for community health workers. As a research assistant at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, she acquired qualitative research skills to study interpersonal violence prevention and prevalence among young adults. Additionally, as a community health educator, she facilitated workshops to change obesity-related attitudes, knowledge, and habits in minority communities.

Alaya has an MPH in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and a BA in comparative women’s studies from Spelman College.

Authored Content

As of 2018, almost 70% of hospitals in the United States are not-for-profit entities according to the American Hospital Association (AHA).

Announced this past August, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded risk assessment and genetic testing recommendations for BRCA-related cancers and recommendations for risk-reducing therapies. This expansion marks the growing importance of genetic literacy in the healthcare system.