Matthew Russell Martino
Matthew Russell Martino joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics at VUMC in February 2023. He provides operational support of VUMC research projects and development of the VA OMOP CDM (with DBMI's Center for Improving the Public's Health through Informatics team).
Previously, he worked at the Nashville Zoo for the last decade. During his time there, he was head of the Haitian Giant Galliwasp (Celestus warreni) SSP program acting as studbook keeper, population manager, and caretaker of the 300 animals. He published the first and second edition of the studbook for this species and used the data compiled in the studbooks to maintain long-term genetic diversity amongst the population. He also successfully bred and reintroduced the Tennessee native and state endangered Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri).
He received his BS degree in Zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.