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Suzanna Martinez

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-2300
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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/NHLBI K01HL129087Aug 15, 2016 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Aydin Nazmi, Suzanna Martinez, Ajani Byrd, Derrick Robinson, Stephanie Bianco, Jennifer Maguire, Rashida M. Crutchfield, Kelly Condron, Lorrene Ritchie. A systematic review of food insecurity among US students in higher education. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 2019 Sep 3; 14(5):1-16.
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    2. Suzanna M Martinez, Jeanne M Tschann, Nancy F Butte, Michael Grandner. 0800 Sleep Longer, Be Active, And Eat Healthily: 24-hour Circadian-related Behaviors Are Protective Of Children’s Weight Status. Sleep. 2019 Apr 13; 42(Supplement_1):a321-a321.
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    3. Meza A, Altman E, Martinez S, Leung CW. "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 Oct; 119(10):1713-1721.e1. PMID: 30553586.
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    4. Martinez SM, Tschann JM, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Penilla C, Flores E, Pasch LA, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J. Sleep duration in Mexican American children: Do mothers' and fathers' parenting and family practices play a role? J Sleep Res. 2019 Aug; 28(4):e12784. PMID: 30397969.
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    5. Martinez SM, Frongillo EA, Leung C, Ritchie L. 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. 2018 Jun 01; 1359105318783028. PMID: 29939096.
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    6. Suzanna M. Martinez, Karen Webb, Edward A. Frongillo, Lorrene D. Ritchie. 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.
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    7. Martinez, S.M., Frongillo, E.A., Webb, K. Maynard, K., Ritchie, L.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.
    8. Tyler D. Watson, Hannah Malan, Deborah Glik, Suzanna M. Martinez. 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.
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    9. Penilla C, Tschann JM, Deardorff J, Flores E, Pasch LA, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Greenspan LC, Martinez SM, Ozer E. Fathers' feeding practices and children's weight status in Mexican American families. Appetite. 2017 10 01; 117:109-116. PMID: 28629931.
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    10. Martinez SM, Tschann JM, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Penilla C, Flores E, Greenspan LC, Pasch LA, Deardorff J. Short Sleep Duration Is Associated With Eating More Carbohydrates and Less Dietary Fat in Mexican American Children. Sleep. 2017 Feb 01; 40(2). PMID: 28364488.
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    11. Suzanna M. Martinez, Jeanne M. Tschann, Nancy F. Butte, Steve E. Gregorich, Carlos Penilla, Elena Flores, Louise C. Greenspan, Lauri A. Pasch, Julianna Deardorff. Short Sleep Duration Is Associated With Eating More Carbohydrates and Less Dietary Fat in Mexican American Children. Sleep. 2017 Feb 1; 40(2).
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    12. Jeanne M. Tschann, Suzanna M. Martinez, Carlos Penilla, Steven E. Gregorich, Lauri A. Pasch, Cynthia L. De Groat, Elena Flores, Julianna Deardorff, Louise C. Greenspan, Nancy F. Butte. Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors. Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors. 2017 Jan 15; 47-70.
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    13. Pasch LA, Penilla C, Tschann JM, Martinez SM, Deardorff J, de Groat CL, Gregorich SE, Flores E, Butte NF, Greenspan LC. Preferred Child Body Size and Parental Underestimation of Child Weight in Mexican-American Families. Matern Child Health J. 2016 09; 20(9):1842-8. PMID: 27016351.
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    14. Suzanna Martinez, E. Brown, L. Ritchie. What Factors Increase Risk for Food Insecurity Among College Students?. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2016 Jul 1; 48(7):s4.
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    15. Martinez SM, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Socioeconomic Status and Internalizing Symptoms in Chilean Children: Does Reserve Capacity Matter? J Child Adolesc Behav. 2015 Oct; 3(5). PMID: 27123471.
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    16. Martinez SM, Thompson-Lastad A. Latino Parents' Insight on Optimal Sleep for Their Preschool-Age Child: Does Context Matter? Acad Pediatr. 2015 Nov-Dec; 15(6):636-43. PMID: 26547544.
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    17. Tschann JM, Martinez SM, Penilla C, Gregorich SE, Pasch LA, de Groat CL, Flores E, Deardorff J, Greenspan LC, Butte NF. 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. PMID: 25986057.
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    18. Bender MS, Martinez S, Kennedy C. 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. PMID: 25556208.
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    19. Martinez SM, Tschann JM, Greenspan LC, Deardorff J, Penilla C, Flores E, Pasch LA, Gregorich SE, Butte NF. Is it time for bed? Short sleep duration increases risk of obesity in Mexican American children. Sleep Med. 2014 Dec; 15(12):1484-9. PMID: 25454984.
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    20. Butte NF, Gregorich SE, Tschann JM, Penilla C, Pasch LA, De Groat CL, Flores E, Deardorff J, Greenspan LC, Martinez SM. 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. PMID: 25186810.
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    21. Martinez SM, Blanco E, Delva J, Burrows R, Reyes M, Lozoff B, Gahagan S. Perception of neighborhood crime and drugs increases cardiometabolic risk in Chilean adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun; 54(6):718-23. PMID: 24411818.
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    22. Martinez SM, Greenspan LC, Butte NF, Gregorich SE, De Groat CL, Deardorff J, Penilla C, Pasch LA, Flores E, Tschann JM. 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. PMID: 24329818.
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    23. Martinez SM, Rhee K, Blanco E, Boutelle K. 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):230-7. PMID: 24315129.
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    24. Reyes M, Hoyos V, Martinez SM, Lozoff B, Castillo M, Burrows R, Blanco E, Gahagan S. Satiety responsiveness and eating behavior among Chilean adolescents and the role of breastfeeding. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Apr; 38(4):552-7. PMID: 24145926.
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    25. Rose O, Blanco E, Martinez SM, Sim EK, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Vaucher YE, Gahagan S. Developmental scores at 1 year with increasing gestational age, 37-41 weeks. Pediatrics. 2013 May; 131(5):e1475-81. PMID: 23589812.
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    26. Elva M. Arredondo, Hector Lemus, John P. Elder, Marisa Molina, Suzanna Martinez, Caryn Sumek, Guadalupe X. Ayala. The relationship between sedentary behavior and depression among Latinos. Mental Health and Physical Activity. 2013 Mar 1; 6(1):3-9.
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    27. Martinez SM, Arredondo EM, Roesch S. Physical activity promotion among churchgoing Latinas in San Diego, California: does neighborhood cohesion matter? J Health Psychol. 2013 Oct; 18(10):1319-29. PMID: 23180875.
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    28. Kang Sim DE, Cappiello M, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Martinez S, Blanco E, Gahagan S. Postnatal Growth Patterns in a Chilean Cohort: The Role of SES and Family Environment. Int J Pediatr. 2012; 2012:354060. PMID: 22666275.
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    29. Martinez SM, Ayala GX, Patrick K, Arredondo EM, Roesch S, Elder J. 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. PMID: 22548422.
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    30. Blanco E, Reyes M, Burrows RA, Martinez SM, Gahagan S. Low bone mineral density in a cohort of normal, overweight and obese Chilean adolescents. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Dec; 20(23-24):3577-9. PMID: 22074149.
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    31. Martinez SM, Arredondo EM, Roesch S, Patrick K, Ayala GX, Elder JP. 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. PMID: 21885880.
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    32. D. Eastern Kang Sim, Matthew Cappiello, Marcela Castillo, Suzanna M. Martinez, Estela Blanco, Betsy Lozoff, Sheila Gahagan. SES, Parenting, and Child Behavior are Associated with BMI in low- to middle-income Chilean and US 10- year olds. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2010 Oct 1; 31(Abstracts):e5.
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    33. Suzanna M. Martinez, Marcela Castillo, Betsy Lozoff, Sheila Gahagan. Associations between Family Factors, Emotional/Behavioral Functioning and Child BMI in a Cohort of Chilean 10-yr olds. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2010 Oct 1; 31(Abstracts):e19.
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    34. Martinez SM, Arredondo EM, Perez G, Baquero B. 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. PMID: 19092432.
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    35. Martinez SM, Ainsworth BE, Elder JP. 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. PMID: 18855091.
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    36. Martinez SM, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Finch B, Elder J. Active transportation and acculturation among Latino children in San Diego County. Prev Med. 2008 Sep; 47(3):313-8. PMID: 18353433.
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