Martha Dale

  • Lecturer in Health Policy
  • Consultant and lecturer for Yale-IMD Hospital Management and Leadership Program

Martha works with the Yale School of Public Health as a lecturer in health management and as a member of the teaching faculty for the Yale-IMD Hospital Management and Leadership Program based in Beijing, China and New Haven, CT. Ms. Dale most recently has worked at Yale as the director for China programs at the Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) of Yale University’s School of Public Health. She had primary responsibility for the Yale-Tsinghua University collaborative with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Yale-Tsinghua Certificate Program in International Healthcare Management Program. Martha also had been a member of the Leadership Saves Lives project, the Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative and the Liberian Healthcare Management Program of Yale University and the Clinton Foundation. Prior to her work at Yale, she was the executive director of Leeway, an AIDS-dedicated skilled nursing facility and supportive housing provider. Ms. Dale has also worked at several other Connecticut non-profit organizations, including serving as the executive director of Woodlake at Tolland nursing facility, executive director of Duncaster lifecare community and vice president of Hartford Hospital. She currently serves on the board of Grace Cottage Hospital in Townsend, VT.

International activities
  • China, The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Yale-Tsinghua Certificate Program in International Healthcare Management
    Beijing, China (2009-2014)
    Starting in 2009, this program was part of a five-year investment to provide underserved women around the world with a business and management education. GHLI partnered with Tsinghua School of Economics and Management to train female health care administrators in China by offering practical field experience and classroom work to women across the health delivery system, with a focus on those serving rural and underserved urban communities. The program trained more than 500 administrators and was the first in China between two internationally renowned universities to target female health care administrators from secondary and county level hospitals, community health centers and local health bureaus throughout the country.

    Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

  • Liberia, Health Management Delivery Program
    Liberia (2007-2009)
    GHLI partnered with the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative as part of the Health Management Delivery Program to establish a certificate course and mentorship program that provides health care professionals with the leadership skills and problem solving tools necessary to implement the Liberian National Health Plan. This work culminated in the development of the Health Management Toolkit for health facility managers across the country and the Drug Dispenser Certification Workbook and training program to promote effective pharmacy management and safe dispensing practices. This program continues through Mother Patern College.