Brown University School of Public Health
Dr. Martin is an assistant professor (Research) in the Department of Community Health and a Research Psychologist at the Providence VA Medical Center. She is a faculty member of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies' NIAAA postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program. .She received her PhD from the University of Rhode Island in 2003 in Experimental Psychology, specializing in health psychology. She joined the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies in 1991 and became a Center faculty member in 2003. Dr. Martin's research interest include contingency management and motivational enhancement interventions, design and methodology in substance abuse research, outcomes evaluation, multivariate statistics, and modeling longitudinal data.
Dr. Martin is PI on a NIAAA-funded study examining relapse risk appraisal as it relates to coping and treatment outcome and in lifestyle coping strategies. She is a co-PI on a NIDA-funded study investigating motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioral therapy in reducing alcohol and marijuana use and related risky behavior in incarcerated teens after release. She is also a co-investigator on two other studies: an NIAAA-funded study to investigate the effects of ondansetron crossed with naltrexone on drinking and drinking urges and a NIDA-funded study to evaluate the separate and combined effects of contingency management and motivational interviewing for cigarette smoking among substance abusers.