Kim S. Martin, a public health communications specialist, is Communications Director for the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs (CCP). She was most recently the director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Office of Communications and Public Affairs from March 2007 - November 2012. Prior to her position with the children's hospital, Martin spent six years at CCP, serving as advocacy director for a global malaria advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before that, she led CCP’s public affairs efforts as senior public affairs officer. She came to Hopkins from Fleishman-Hillard Inc., where she served as a vice president in the international communications firm’s public affairs division. A former journalist, Martin worked as a reporter for the Associated Press in Miami, Florida, and Hartford, Connecticut; McGraw Hill’s Energy and Business Newsletters in New York City; and Dow Jones Newswire in Washington, DC, where she covered Congress, federal agencies and the Clinton Administration. Martin has a master’s degree in Journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Medical Technology.