Public Health and Social Jusitce


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Martin Donohoe


Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP practices internal medicine; is the author of Public Health and Social Justice (2013: Jossey Bass/Wiley) and host of the community access cable television program and podcast, Prescription for Justice; serves on the Social Justice Committee of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Board of Advisors of Oregon PSR; and was Chief Scientific Advisor to Oregon PSR’s Campaign for Safe Food from 2003-2011.

He received his BS and MD from UCLA, completed internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. His career has included clinical practice in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and clinics for homeless and un/underinsured patients.

Martin has developed and taught courses in public health, medical humanities, social justice ethics, women’s health, and the history of medicine at UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, OHSU, Clark College, and Portland State. He has published articles and frequently lectures on public health and social justice, activism, and the medical humanities.


This website grew out of my recognition that medical, and even nursing and public health, schools tend to inadequately address the social, economic, environmental, human rights, and cultural contributors to health and illness. Some of the content focuses on the medical humanities and the history of medicine, long-standing passions of mine. My goal is to create an on-line clearinghouse for information and curricular materials relevant to public health and social justice, and eventually to develop an annual, week-long colloquium/training, run by experts in their fields, for health professionals, students, and others interested in becoming social justice advocates.


To view Martin Donohoe’s Curriculum Vitae, please download it here.

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