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.