Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH

Director of Faculty Mentoring, The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH




  • PhD, Yale University, 1987
  • MPH, Yale School of Medicine, 1982
  • BA, Pomona College, 1974

Curriculum Vitae

Martha Bruce CV

Short Bio

Dr. Bruce is an implementation scientist who integrates clinical, sociological and public health perspectives in the development of clinically relevant interventions designed to reach as many individuals in need as possible. In developing interventions targeting depression in frail older adults, she has worked in partnership with community providers (e.g., primary care, home healthcare, aging services) to enhance sustainability and scalability. Dr. Bruce’s career has also focused on mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career investigators. She has been Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded R25 grants that support national mentoring networks for early and mid-career researchers, co-director of three NIH postdoctoral training programs, and member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health and Society Scholars Program. In addition to her role as Director of Faculty Mentoring at The Dartmouth Institute, Dr. Bruce co-leads Dartmouth SYNERGY’s Program for Education, Training and Career Development.  Dr. Bruce received her PhD in sociology, MPH in health services, and postdoctoral training in psychiatric epidemiology at Yale University.