William Martinez, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone628-206-4444
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Drew University, Madison, NJB.A.2002Psychology and Sociology
    City University of New York - John Jay College, New York, NYM.A.2004Forensic Psychology
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAAPA-Accredited Internship2014UCSF/ZSFG Multicultural Clinical Training Program
    DePaul University, Chicago, ILPh.D.2014Clinical-Child Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAPostdoctoral Researcher2017School of Public Health
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAFellow2018UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CACertificate2019Implementation Science Program
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    NIMHD2018  - 2020NIH Loan Repayment Program
    American Psychological Association - Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs2015  - 2015Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award
    National Research Council of the National Academies2013  - 2014Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
    American Psychological Association2010  - 2013Predoctoral Minority Fellowship Program

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    William Martinez, Ph.D. is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Services clinic in the Division of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He is currently the co-chair of the steering committee for the UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative and Director of the Fuerte program, a school-based group prevention program targeting newcomer immigrant youth at risk of behavioral health concerns due to immigration-related stressors and psychological trauma. He is also faculty in two American Psychological Association-accredited internship programs at UCSF/ZSFG - the Multicultural Clinical Training Program and the Clinical Psychology Training Program. His overall clinical and research aims are concentrated on reducing behavioral health disparities among ethnic minority youth, with a specific focus on Latinx and immigrant populations. Dr. Martinez takes a socio-ecological approach to understanding these concerns across three areas of inquiry: 1) the impact of social determinants on behavioral health disparities; 2) implementation and dissemination of evidence-based prevention and intervention programming for traumatic stress; and 3) policy and advocacy focused on improving conditions for juveniles in immigration court proceedings.

    William Martínez, Ph.D. es el Director de la Clínica de Servicios para Niños y Adolescentes en la División de Psiquiatría Infantil y Adolescente del Hospital General Zuckerberg San Francisco. Actualmente es copresidente del comité directivo de la Iniciativa de Salud y Derechos Humanos de la UCSF. El es Director del programa Fuerte, un programa de prevención en grupo basado en la escuela dirigido a jóvenes inmigrantes recién llegados en riesgo de problemas de salud conductual debido a factores de estrés relacionados con la inmigración y trauma psicológico. También es profesor en dos programas de entrenamiento acreditados por la Asociación Psicológica Americana en UCSF/ZSFG: el Programa de Formación Clínica Multicultural y el Programa de Capacitación en Psicología Clínica. Sus objetivos clínicos y de investigación se concentran en reducir las disparidades de salud conductual entre los jóvenes de minorías étnicas, con un enfoque específico en las poblaciones Latinas y de inmigrantes. El Dr. Martínez adopta un enfoque socioecológico para entender estas preocupaciones en tres áreas de investigación: 1) el impacto de los determinantes sociales en las disparidades de salud conductual; 2) la aplicación y difusión de la programación de prevención e intervención basada en la evidencia para el estrés traumático; y 3) política y promoción centrada en mejorar las condiciones de los menores en los procedimientos judiciales de inmigración.

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    Fuerte: A randomized control trial of a school-based secondary prevention program.
    California Mental Health Services Act Innovations Fund Jul 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. "Se extraña todo:" Family separation and reunification experiences among unaccompanied adolescent migrants from Central America. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2021 Mar; 2021(176):227-244. Patel SG, Bouche V, Martinez W, Barajas K, Garcia A, Sztainer M, Hawkins K. PMID: 33834587.
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    2. Radiology Trainees' Perceptions of Speaking up Culture Related to Safety and Unprofessional Behavior in Their Work Environments. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 04; 216(4):1081-1087. Luff D, O'Donnell M, Johnston PR, Martinez W, Slanetz P, Bell SK, Brown SD. PMID: 33534622.
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    3. In A. Breland-Noble (Ed.), Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations. Patient and community engagement for mental health disparities in Latinx youth immigrant populations: The Fuerte program. 2020; 189-221. Martinez, W., Matlow, R., Farahmand, F., Rocha, M. Romano, A., Romero, M., Cooch, P., Chhabra, D., San Miguel, R., Quintanilla, A.
    4. Treatment of Migrant Children on the US Southern Border Is Consistent With Torture. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(1). Oberg C, Kivlahan C, Mishori R, Martinez W, Gutierrez JR, Noor Z, Goldhagen J. PMID: 33109743.
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    5. Pediatric Trainees' Speaking Up About Unprofessional Behavior and Traditional Patient Safety Threats. Acad Pediatr. 2021 03; 21(2):352-357. Kesselheim JC, Shelburne JT, Bell SK, Etchegaray JM, Lehmann LS, Thomas EJ, Martinez W. PMID: 32673764.
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    6. Every patient should be enabled to stop the line. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 03; 28(3):172-176. Bell SK, Martinez W. PMID: 30467118.
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    7. Neighborhood Context, Family Cultural Values, and Latinx Youth Externalizing Problems. J Youth Adolesc. 2018 Nov; 47(11):2440-2452. Martinez W, Polo AJ. PMID: 30167983.
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    8. Increasing Patient-Clinician Concordance About Medical Error Disclosure Through the Patient TIPS Model. J Patient Saf. 2017 May 10. Martinez W, Browning D, Varrin P, Sarnoff Lee B, Bell SK. PMID: 28492422.
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    9. Speaking up about traditional and professionalism-related patient safety threats: a national survey of interns and residents. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Nov; 26(11):869-880. Martinez W, Lehmann LS, Thomas EJ, Etchegaray JM, Shelburne JT, Hickson GB, Brady DW, Schleyer AM, Best JA, May NB, Bell SK. PMID: 28442609.
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    10. The relationship between maternal responsivity, socioeconomic status, and resting autonomic nervous system functioning in Mexican American children. Int J Psychophysiol. 2017 06; 116:45-52. Johnson M, Deardorff J, Davis EL, Martinez W, Eskenazi B, Alkon A. PMID: 28238817.
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    11. Barriers to Integrating Mental Health Services in Community-Based Primary Care Settings in Mexico City: A Qualitative Analysis. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 May 01; 68(5):497-502. Martinez W, Galván J, Saavedra N, Berenzon S. PMID: 27974004.
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    12. Patients and families as teachers: a mixed methods assessment of a collaborative learning model for medical error disclosure and prevention. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 08; 25(8):615-25. Langer T, Martinez W, Browning DM, Varrin P, Sarnoff Lee B, Bell SK. PMID: 27334866.
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    13. 'Speaking up' about patient safety concerns and unprofessional behaviour among residents: validation of two scales. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Nov; 24(11):671-80. Martinez W, Etchegaray JM, Thomas EJ, Hickson GB, Lehmann LS, Schleyer AM, Best JA, Shelburne JT, May NB, Bell SK. PMID: 26199427.
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    14. Symptom variation on the trauma symptom checklist for children: a within-scale meta-analytic review. J Trauma Stress. 2014 Dec; 27(6):655-63. Martinez W, Polo AJ, Zelic KJ. PMID: 25522729.
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    15. The "hidden curriculum" and residents' attitudes about medical error disclosure: comparison of surgical and nonsurgical residents. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec; 217(6):1145-50. Martinez W, Lehmann LS. PMID: 24012297.
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    16. In P. Sturmey & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology: Volume 1 Child and Adolescent Disorders. Depressive disorders in children and adolescents. 2012; 521-544. Martinez, W., Zychinski, K., & Polo, A.J.
    17. Family orientation, language, and anxiety among low-income Latino youth. J Anxiety Disord. 2012 May; 26(4):517-25. Martinez W, Polo AJ, Carter JS. PMID: 22410091.
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    18. Social competence in children with chronic illness: a meta-analytic review. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Sep; 36(8):878-90. Martinez W, Carter JS, Legato LJ. PMID: 21745809.
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