Brian Martin received his MD in 1990 from the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel and his MPH in 1996 from the Harvard School of Public Health. He qualified as a specialist in Prevention and Public Health FMH (Swiss Medical Association) in 1997 and holds the Certificate of the Swiss Society for Sports Medicine since 1999. Since 2012 he has a postdoctoral lecture qualification (“Venia Legendi” as “Privatdozent”) in Social and Preventive Medicine (Preventive Medicine and Public Health) at the University of Zurich.
Since 2017 he is co-director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health at EBPI UZH. From November 2014 to March 2017 Brian Martin was the Chief Medical Officer (“Kantonsartz”) of the canton of Basel-Country, since June 2017 he is the Chief Medical Officer of the canton of Zurich.