Amy Martin, DrPH

South Carolina Rural Health Research Center

Phone: 843.792.8270
Email: martinamy@musc.edu

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Dental Medicine
173 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29425


Current Projects - (1)


Completed Projects - (6)

  • Analysis of State Dental Hygiene Practice Acts and Medicaid Policies for Children's Dental Care: Services Covered and Practitioners Reimbursed
    The purpose of this qualitative analysis will be to obtain a clear picture of the degree to which (1) state SCHIP and Medicaid programs are implementing waivers, or other programs, to improve access to dental care for vulnerable populations including children and pregnant women; and (2) dental hygienists impact the dental safety net for rural America.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Children, Dental health, Health disparities, Maternal and child health, Medicaid and S-CHIP
  • Chartbook: Oral Health and Unmet Needs for Dental Care Among Children
    This study will characterize oral health status, dental care utilization, and unmet dental care needs among U.S. children by urban/rural residence. It will provide a descriptive analysis, using cross-sectional data from the 2003 National Survey of Children's Health.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Children, Dental health, Health disparities, Rural statistics and demographics
  • Dental Sealant Utilization Among Rural and Urban Children
    Dental sealants can prevent or reduce dental caries among children, but only about a third of children currently have sealants. This project will explore the dissemination of sealants among rural children, identifying characteristics of children and communities with low sealant use.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Children, Dental health
  • Dialysis Availability in Rural America
    Working from Medicare Dialysis Compare files and the Standard Analysis File of the US Renal Data System, we will evaluate the current availability of dialysis services across rural America. We will examine general availability of services, service to population ratios, and patient outcome measures across levels of rurality.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Medicare
  • Disparities in Access to Oral Health Care Among Rural Children: Current Status and Models for Innovation
    The ACA contains key provisions on addressing oral health disparities among vulnerable populations. This project will provide baseline information on trends in rural health and describe the experiences of four states taking innovative approaches to implementation of key ACA oral health provisions.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Children, Dental health
  • Role of Free Clinics in the Rural Safety Net
    This two-part study will combine a mapping project that documents the location of free clinics across the US with a telephone survey of the 21 state and 2 regional free clinic associations.
    Research center: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Hospitals and clinics, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)

Publications - (11)