Marta Induni, PhD

Adventist Health, Blue Zones Well-Being Institute

Marta Induni, PhD, is the Director of Research for the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute (BZWI). She comes to Adventist Health with over 30 years of progressive leadership roles in healthcare and public health analytics. Prior to joining Adventist Health, she served as Senior Director of Research with the Public Health Institute where she was responsible for launching a pioneering COVID-19 response program that operated in 3 states. She also served as the director of operations for the Cancer Registry of Greater California and as the research program director of a large survey research program.

With a quest for knowledge and learning, each opportunity expanded her career in public health through the design of research studies, responding to grant opportunities, and collaborating with organizations on the leading edge of research, disease control, and securing funding. Working with large and diverse data sets kindled a deep interest in health and clinical informatics with special attention to actionable research designed to improve health outcomes and health equity.

Born in Argentina and a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Induni received her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Davis, where she studied health behavior change theory, prevention, resilience, and intervention programs for adolescents. Dr. Induni is also a certified informaticist.

She enjoys travelling with her teenage daughters, gardening, and curating an eclectic Frida Kahlo-inspired collection.