Dr. David A. Martinez completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical School of Brown University. Prior to his post-doc he was a Psychology Intern in the Behavioral Medicine Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He was awarded a pre-doctoral National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute of Mental Health to explore the barriers and facilitators to HIV testing as well as develop a measure of HIV testing intentions in the Latino church community. Dr. Martinez’s research interests are on development and testing of community-based HIV prevention interventions among underserved populations, specifically Latinos. He also has interest and experience in substance use, coping, stigma, quality of life issues, and medication adherence among HIV-positive individuals. Dr. Martinez has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book chapter and has numerous presentations at national and international professional conferences. His published work has focused on HIV medication adherence, coping and substance use; and HIV prevention in faith-based communities of underserved populations.

Dr. Martinez is part of the PsyD Program core faculty and also teaches in the MS in Behavioral Health program.

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
MA, Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
BA, Psychology, San Diego State University

Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe Thompson, C., Moore, E., Goggin, K., Simon, S., Hawes, S., Martinez, D., & Berman, M. (2016). An HIV testing intervention in African American churches: Pilot study findings, 50(3). Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe-Thompson, C., Martinez, D.A., Hawes, S.M., Moore, E., Williams, E., & Wainright, S. (2013). Examining church capacity to develop and disseminate a religiouslyappropriate HIV tool kit with African American Churches. Journal of Urban Health, 90(3).

Martinez, D. A., Goggin, K., Catley, D., Gerkovich M., Williams, K., Wright, J., Berkley-Patton J., & MOTIV8 (2012). Do coping styles mediate the relationship between substance use and educational attainment and antiretroviral adherence? AIDS & Behavior, 16(8).

Berkley-Patton, J., Bowe-Thompson, C., Bradley-Ewing, A., Hawes, S., Moore, E., Williams, E., Martinez, D., & Goggin, K. (2010). Taking it to the Pews: A CBPR-guided HIV Awareness and Screening Project with Black Churches. AIDS Education and Prevention, 22(3).

Awards & Distinctions

Excellence in Educational Research, Sigma Theta Tau (2016)

Grants funded: 2010 – 2012 Role: National Institute of Mental Health (F31-MH090927); HIV stigma reduction and testing in the Latino Church setting.