Griselda Martinez is a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Studies Department. Her research focuses on examining how factors in the family and school context are associated with the health and well-being of Latino youth and families, including substance use and mental health outcomes. She is also interested in identifying individual, cultural, and contextual factors that mediate or protect against substance use and mental health problems. She examines these processes using ecological momentary assessments, wearable devices, and longitudinal panel data. The goal of her research is to inform prevention and intervention programs focused on the health and well-being of youth and their families.
The Prevention and Methodology Training Program (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains pre-and post-doctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.