Suzanna Martinez, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #2556
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San Francisco03/2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral TrainingPediatric Sleep
    University of California, San DiegoPostdoctoral TrainingPediatric Obesity
    University of California, San DiegoPhDPublic Health
    Columbia UnivesrityMSNutrition
    University of California, San DiegoBSBiochemistry & Cell Biology
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    2013  - 2014Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award
    2014  - 2015Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) Award

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    Sleep duration and risk for obesity in Mexican American children
    NIH K01HL129087Aug 15, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Understanding the Role of CalFresh Participation and Food Insecurity on Academic Outcomes among College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Nutrients. 2023 Feb 10; 15(4). Loofbourrow BM, Jones AM, Martinez SM, Kemp LC, George GL, Scherr RE. PMID: 36839256; PMCID: PMC9964191.
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    2. Evaluating Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding CalFresh Participation in University Students. Nutrients. 2022 Dec 30; 15(1). Loofbourrow BM, Jones AM, Chodur GM, Martinez SM, Kemp LC, Scherr RE. PMID: 36615847; PMCID: PMC9823810.
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    3. Screen-related discord and dismay in low-income Mexican American families with toddlers: A qualitative study. J Pediatr Nurs. 2023 Jan-Feb; 68:60-67. Thompson DA, Tschann JM, Jimenez-Zambrano AM, Martinez SM, Reyes GA, Solis GA, Clark L. PMID: 36396565.
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    4. SNAP Participation Decreases Food Insecurity among California Public University Students: A quasi-experimental Study. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2022 Jul 17; 1-16. Nazmi NA, Condron CK, Tseng TM, Volpe VR, Rodriguez RL, Lopez LM, Martinez MS, Freudenberg FN, Bianco BS. .
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    5. Household and social characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine intent among Latino families in the San Francisco Bay Area. BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 07; 22(1):527. Wojcicki JM, Escobar M, Mendez AD, Martinez SM. PMID: 35672658; PMCID: PMC9171483.
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    6. Campus Food Pantry Use Is Linked to Better Health Among Public University Students. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2022 06; 54(6):491-498. Martinez SM, Chodur GM, Esaryk EE, Kaladijian S, Ritchie LD, Grandner M. PMID: 35618403.
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    7. 0075 Food Insecurity is Associated with Sleep Duration and Sleep Disorders Symptoms in a Community Adult Sample. Sleep. 2022 May 25; 45(Supplement_1):a34-a35. Craig CC, Martinez MS, Hale HL, Branas BC, Killgore KW, Wills WC, Grandner GM. .
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    8. Helping College Students Get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Facilitators of and Barriers to Students Accessing the Federal Nutrition Assistance Program. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2022 05; 54(5):422-431. Esaryk EE, Moffat LF, Ritchie LD, Martinez SM. PMID: 35534100.
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    9. Style of meal service and feeding practices among Mexican American fathers and mothers: An analysis of video-recorded children's evening mealtime at home. Appetite. 2022 02 01; 169:105851. Penilla C, Tschann JM, Pasch LA, Flores E, Deardorff J, Martinez SM, Butte NF, Greenspan LC. PMID: 34883137.
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    10. Weight Gain during the COVID-19 Pandemic in a High-Risk Cohort of Children in San Francisco, CA. Child Obes. 2022 03; 18(2):143-146. Beck AL, Huang JC, Lendzion L, Fernandez A, Martinez S. PMID: 34619035; PMCID: PMC8892969.
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    11. Associations between adverse home environments and appetite hormones, adipokines, and adiposity among Chilean adolescents. Clin Obes. 2022 Feb; 12(1):e12488. Majmudar D, East P, Martinez S, Blanco E, Lozoff B, Burrows R, Gahagan S. PMID: 34569164.
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    12. Campus Food Pantry Use Addresses a Gap Among California Public University Students. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2021 11; 53(11):921-930. Esaryk EE, Jiménez Arriaga EE, Kalaydjian S, Martinez SM. PMID: 34462226.
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    13. Sleep duration, physical activity, and caloric intake are related to weight status in Mexican American children: a longitudinal analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2021 07 09; 18(1):93. Martinez SM, Blanco E, Tschann JM, Butte NF, Grandner MA, Pasch LA. PMID: 34243777; PMCID: PMC8272387.
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    14. Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Parents' Perception of Health Behaviors in Children With Overweight and Obesity. Acad Pediatr. 2021 Nov-Dec; 21(8):1434-1440. Beck AL, Huang JC, Lendzion L, Fernandez A, Martinez S. PMID: 34023488; PMCID: PMC8561012.
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    15. Redefining Basic Needs for Higher Education: It's More Than Minimal Food and Housing According to California University Students. Am J Health Promot. 2021 07; 35(6):818-834. Martinez SM, Esaryk EE, Moffat L, Ritchie L. PMID: 33611931.
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    16. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children - CORRIGENDUM. Public Health Nutr. 2021 02; 24(2):376. Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A. PMID: 33198836; PMCID: PMC8336681.
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    17. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children. Public Health Nutr. 2020 11; 23(16):2864-2869. Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A. PMID: 32597746; PMCID: PMC7942806.
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    18. Mechanisms linking childhood weight status to metabolic risk in adolescence. Pediatr Diabetes. 2020 03; 21(2):203-209. Martinez SM, Blanco E, Burrows R, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. PMID: 31885187; PMCID: PMC9673489.
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    19. A systematic review of food insecurity among US students in higher education. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2019 Sep 3; 14(5):1-16. Nazmi NA, Martinez MS, Byrd BA, Robinson RD, Bianco BS, Maguire MJ, Crutchfield CR, Condron CK, Ritchie RL. .
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    20. Pathways from Food Insecurity to Health Outcomes among California University Students. Nutrients. 2019 Jun 24; 11(6). Martinez SM, Grandner MA, Nazmi A, Canedo ER, Ritchie LD. PMID: 31238534; PMCID: PMC6627945.
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    21. "It's a Feeling That One Is Not Worth Food": A Qualitative Study Exploring the Psychosocial Experience and Academic Consequences of Food Insecurity Among College Students. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2019 10; 119(10):1713-1721.e1. Meza A, Altman E, Martinez S, Leung CW. PMID: 30553586; PMCID: PMC6561835.
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    22. Temporal associations between circadian sleep and activity patterns in Mexican American children. Sleep Health. 2019 04; 5(2):201-207. Martinez SM, Tschann JM, McCulloch CE, Sites E, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Penilla C, Flores E, Pasch LA, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J. PMID: 30928122; PMCID: PMC6442936.
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    23. Sleep duration in Mexican American children: Do mothers' and fathers' parenting and family practices play a role? J Sleep Res. 2019 08; 28(4):e12784. Martinez SM, Tschann JM, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Penilla C, Flores E, Pasch LA, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J. PMID: 30397969; PMCID: PMC6597317.
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    24. No food for thought: Food insecurity is related to poor mental health and lower academic performance among students in California's public university system. J Health Psychol. 2020 10; 25(12):1930-1939. Martinez SM, Frongillo EA, Leung C, Ritchie L. PMID: 29939096.
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    25. Food insecurity in California’s public university system: What are the risk factors?. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2018 Jan 2; 13(1):1-18. Martinez MS, Webb WK, Frongillo FE, Ritchie RL. .
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    26. Food insecurity is high among college students in a public statewide university system: What are the risk factors?. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 2017; 1(13):1-18. Martinez, S.M., Frongillo, E.A., Webb, K. Maynard, K., Ritchie, L.
    27. College students identify university support for basic needs and life skills as key ingredient in addressing food insecurity on campus. California Agriculture. 2017 Sep 1; 71(3):130-138. Watson WT, Malan MH, Glik GD, Martinez MS. .
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    28. Fathers' feeding practices and children's weight status in Mexican American families. Appetite. 2017 10 01; 117:109-116. Penilla C, Tschann JM, Deardorff J, Flores E, Pasch LA, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Greenspan LC, Martinez SM, Ozer E. PMID: 28629931; PMCID: PMC5675558.
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    29. Short Sleep Duration Is Associated With Eating More Carbohydrates and Less Dietary Fat in Mexican American Children. Sleep. 2017 Feb 01; 40(2). Martinez SM, Tschann JM, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Penilla C, Flores E, Greenspan LC, Pasch LA, Deardorff J. PMID: 28364488; PMCID: PMC6084758.
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    30. Latino mothers' beliefs about child weight and family health. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Apr; 20(6):1099-1106. Martinez SM, Rhee KE, Blanco E, Boutelle K. PMID: 27869046; PMCID: PMC5875424.
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    31. Preferred Child Body Size and Parental Underestimation of Child Weight in Mexican-American Families. Matern Child Health J. 2016 09; 20(9):1842-8. Pasch LA, Penilla C, Tschann JM, Martinez SM, Deardorff J, de Groat CL, Gregorich SE, Flores E, Butte NF, Greenspan LC. PMID: 27016351; PMCID: PMC5007140.
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    32. What Factors Increase Risk for Food Insecurity Among College Students?. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2016 Jul 1; 48(7):s4. Martinez MS, Brown BE, Ritchie RL. .
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    33. Socioeconomic Status and Internalizing Symptoms in Chilean Children: Does Reserve Capacity Matter? J Child Adolesc Behav. 2015 Oct; 3(5). Martinez SM, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. PMID: 27123471; PMCID: PMC4843131.
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    34. Latino Parents' Insight on Optimal Sleep for Their Preschool-Age Child: Does Context Matter? Acad Pediatr. 2015 Nov-Dec; 15(6):636-43. Martinez SM, Thompson-Lastad A. PMID: 26547544.
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    35. Parental feeding practices and child weight status in Mexican American families: a longitudinal analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 May 20; 12:66. Tschann JM, Martinez SM, Penilla C, Gregorich SE, Pasch LA, de Groat CL, Flores E, Deardorff J, Greenspan LC, Butte NF. PMID: 25986057; PMCID: PMC4453102.
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    36. Maternal Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Feeding Practices in Elementary School-Aged Latino Children: A Pilot Qualitative Study on the Impact of the Cultural Role of Mothers in the US-Mexican Border Region of San Diego, California. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 May; 115(5 Suppl):S34-41. Martinez SM, Rhee K, Blanco E, Boutelle K. PMID: 25911519; PMCID: PMC6389264.
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    37. Designing a Culturally Appropriate Visually Enhanced Low-Text Mobile Health App Promoting Physical Activity for Latinos: A Qualitative Study. J Transcult Nurs. 2016 07; 27(4):420-8. Bender MS, Martinez S, Kennedy C. PMID: 25556208.
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    38. Is it time for bed? Short sleep duration increases risk of obesity in Mexican American children. Sleep Med. 2014 Dec; 15(12):1484-9. Martinez SM, Tschann JM, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J, Penilla C, Flores E, Pasch LA, Gregorich SE, Butte NF. PMID: 25454984; PMCID: PMC4492433.
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    39. Longitudinal effects of parental, child and neighborhood factors on moderate-vigorous physical activity and sedentary time in Latino children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2014 Sep 04; 11:108. Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Tschann JM, Penilla C, Pasch LA, De Groat CL, Flores E, Deardorff J, Greenspan LC, Martinez SM. PMID: 25186810; PMCID: PMC4174285.
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    40. Perception of neighborhood crime and drugs increases cardiometabolic risk in Chilean adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):718-23. Martinez SM, Blanco E, Delva J, Burrows R, Reyes M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. PMID: 24411818; PMCID: PMC4035454.
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    41. Mother-reported sleep, accelerometer-estimated sleep and weight status in Mexican American children: sleep duration is associated with increased adiposity and risk for overweight/obese status. J Sleep Res. 2014 Jun; 23(3):326-34. Martinez SM, Greenspan LC, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, De Groat CL, Deardorff J, Penilla C, Pasch LA, Flores E, Tschann JM. PMID: 24329818; PMCID: PMC4492432.
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    42. Maternal attitudes and behaviors regarding feeding practices in elementary school-aged Latino children: a pilot qualitative study on the impact of the cultural role of mothers in the US-Mexican border region of San Diego, California. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Feb; 114(2):230-237. Martinez SM, Rhee K, Blanco E, Boutelle K. PMID: 24315129; PMCID: PMC3919443.
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    43. Satiety responsiveness and eating behavior among Chilean adolescents and the role of breastfeeding. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Apr; 38(4):552-7. Reyes M, Hoyos V, Martinez SM, Lozoff B, Castillo M, Burrows R, Blanco E, Gahagan S. PMID: 24145926; PMCID: PMC3981889.
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    44. Developmental scores at 1 year with increasing gestational age, 37-41 weeks. Pediatrics. 2013 May; 131(5):e1475-81. Rose O, Blanco E, Martinez SM, Sim EK, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Vaucher YE, Gahagan S. PMID: 23589812; PMCID: PMC3639464.
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    45. The relationship between sedentary behavior and depression among Latinos. Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2013 Mar 1; 6(1):3-9. Arredondo AE, Lemus LH, Elder EJ, Molina MM, Martinez MS, Sumek SC, Ayala AG. .
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    46. Physical activity promotion among churchgoing Latinas in San Diego, California: does neighborhood cohesion matter? J Health Psychol. 2013 Oct; 18(10):1319-29. Martinez SM, Arredondo EM, Roesch S. PMID: 23180875; PMCID: PMC6613631.
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    47. Postnatal Growth Patterns in a Chilean Cohort: The Role of SES and Family Environment. Int J Pediatr. 2012; 2012:354060. Kang Sim DE, Cappiello M, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Martinez S, Blanco E, Gahagan S. PMID: 22666275; PMCID: PMC3361171.
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    48. Associated pathways between neighborhood environment, community resource factors, and leisure-time physical activity among Mexican-American adults in San Diego, California. Am J Health Promot. 2012 May-Jun; 26(5):281-8. Martinez SM, Ayala GX, Patrick K, Arredondo EM, Roesch S, Elder J. PMID: 22548422; PMCID: PMC3904444.
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    49. Low bone mineral density in a cohort of normal, overweight and obese Chilean adolescents. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Dec; 20(23-24):3577-9. Blanco E, Reyes M, Burrows RA, Martinez SM, Gahagan S. PMID: 22074149; PMCID: PMC3429368.
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    50. Walking for transportation among Latino adults in San Diego County: who meets physical activity guidelines? J Phys Act Health. 2011 Sep; 8(7):898-906. Martinez SM, Arredondo EM, Roesch S, Patrick K, Ayala GX, Elder JP. PMID: 21885880; PMCID: PMC3898633.
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    51. Individual, social, and environmental barriers to and facilitators of physical activity among Latinas living in San Diego County: focus group results. Fam Community Health. 2009 Jan-Mar; 32(1):22-33. Martinez SM, Arredondo EM, Perez G, Baquero B. PMID: 19092432; PMCID: PMC9673484.
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    52. A review of physical activity measures used among US Latinos: guidelines for developing culturally appropriate measures. Ann Behav Med. 2008 Oct; 36(2):195-207. Martinez SM, Ainsworth BE, Elder JP. PMID: 18855091; PMCID: PMC3885229.
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    53. Active transportation and acculturation among Latino children in San Diego County. Prev Med. 2008 Sep; 47(3):313-8. Martinez SM, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Finch B, Elder J. PMID: 18353433; PMCID: PMC2593133.
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    54. Culturally Appropriate Research and Interventions. . 2008 Jan 1. Martinez MS, Arredondo AE, Ayala AG, Elder EJ. .
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