David Martin leads the Real World Evidence Staff in the Office of Medical Policy. He oversees demonstration projects intended to support the agency’s evaluation of real world evidence, reviews real world evidence submissions, and contributes to medical policy development mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. He is also the architect of the open source FDA MyStudies mobile app system.
As a former Branch Chief, Division Director, and Acting Deputy Office Director, he led analyses of spontaneous reports, formalized risk management planning, and helped develop the Sentinel system. He also served on detail as the FDA Liaison to the European Medicines Agency. Before joining the FDA, he practiced flight and occupational medicine in the U.S. Air Force. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Citadel and his M.D. and M.P.H. at the Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in occupational medicine and clinical informatics.