Martin A. Strosberg, MA, MPH, PhD

Professor of Management & Health Policy,
Union Graduate College and

Research Professor of Political Science,
Union College and

Professor of Bioethics,
The Bioethics Program

Health Policy
Organizational Ethics
Resource allocation/rationing
Management of critical care units
Research ethics


Martin A. Strosberg received his bachelors degree from Union College, his MA and MPH from University of California, Berkeley and his PhD from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He served as Senior Program Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. where he conducted numerous program evaluations and policy analyses. From 1992-93, he served in a post-doctoral fellowship with the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Albany Medical Center.

Professor Strosberg has been active in national professional associations and government advisory bodies. He served on the Public Affairs Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and as a consultant to the AIDS Institute of the New York State Department of Health. For many years, he co-directed a series of national seminars on ICU management for physicians, nurses, and administrators. He is currently Principal Investigator and Co-Program Director on a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center, "E-Education in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe." He has published widely in the field of health resource allocation and rationing in such journals as Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, American Journal of Bioethics, Medical Care, Critical Care Medicine, and Public Administration Review. He is the co-author of Gatekeeping in the Intensive Care Unit (Health Administration Press, 1997) and co-editor of Rationing America’s Medical Care: The Oregon Plan and Beyond, (Brookings Institution, 1992)


Curriculum Vitae >

Recent Publications

Flanagan, B., Philpott, S., Strosberg, M.A., "Protecting Participants of Clinical Trials Conducted in the Intensive Care Unit," Journal of Intensive Care Medicine (accepted for publication)

Gefenas, E., Dranseika, V., Cekanauskaite, A., Hug, K., Mezinska, S., Peicius, E., Silis, V., Soosaar, A., Strosberg , M., “20 Years of Human Research Ethics Committee in the Baltic States,” Developing World Bioethics Developing World Bioethics, Dec 2010. 11: 48–54. 

Gefenas, E., Dranseika, V., Cekanauskaite, A., Hug, K., Mezinska, S., Peicius, E., Silis, V., Soosaar, A., Strosberg , M., “Non-equivalent Stringency of Ethical Review in the Baltic States: A Sign of a Systematic Problem in Europe? ” The Journal of Medical Ethics, V. 36, 2010, pp. 435-439.

J. Balint, S. Philpott, R. Baker, M. Strosberg (editors), Ethics and Epidemics, JAI Press, Elsevier. 2006 /Advances in Bioethics, Volume 9, November 9, 2006. 

M.A. Strosberg, "Allocating Scarce Resources in a Pandemic: Ethical and Public Policy Dimensions," Virtual Mentor (Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association), April 2006, V. 8, N. 4, pp. 241-44 


Recent Activities

Principle Investigator and Co-Program Director: National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center Training Grant “E-Education in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe.” Four year training grant offering Advanced Certificates in Research Ethics via on-line education to develop research ethics infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe, including countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union. (renewed October 1,2008)

Lecturer, “Development of an Institutional Environment that Promotes the Responsible Conduct of Research: An Organizational Perspective,” Capstone Seminar, October 16, 2006, Vilnius University.

Chair, Ethics Committee of the Schenectady County Pandemic Flu Preparedness Task Force. 

Program Co-chair, Eighth Global Forum on Research Ethics, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 27-29, 2007. 




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