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Silvia S Martins

Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Biography:
Education & Training:

    PhD, 2003, University of Sao Paulo-USP-Brazil

    MD, 1998, UFPR- Brazil

Honors and Awards:
  • American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators Award, 2004 & 2006
  • NIDA Women and Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award, 2007
  • Joseph Ciarrocchi Recognition Award from the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling for pioneering efforts in research on youth problem gambling, 2011
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Awardee, 2011
  • Selected Editorial Boards

    • Co-Section Editor, Health behaviour, Health promotion and society section? -BMC Public Health
Selected
Global
Activities:
    URBANICITY, CHILDHOOD TRAUMA AND ADOLESCENT COMORBID PSYCHOPATHOLOGY IN BRAZIL AND CHILE
    This project aims to build capacity among Brazilian and Chilean epidemiology and child psychiatry researchers to conduct epidemiological longitudinal studies to identify potentially modifiable risk factors for the development of psychiatric co-morbidity (including substance use) from childhood to adolescence, focusing on the central role of traumatic events experienced in childhood among an urban population.
    Countries: Brazil; Chile

    ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE AMONG MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE STATE OF SAO PAULO

    Countries: Brazil

    PATTERNS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG CONSUMPTION IN NIGHTCLUBS: EPIDEMIOLOGY, ETHNOGRAPHY AND INTERVENTION
    This study aims to first investigate the patterns of alcohol and drug use among youth who go regularly to nightclubs in S?o Paulo city and then develop a web-based intervention to reduce binge drinking and drug us among these youth.
    Countries: Brazil

Selected Publications:
  • Martins SS, Keyes KM, Storr CL, Zhu H, Chilcoat HD. Pathways between nonmedical opioid use/dependence and psychiatric disorders: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2009; 103(1-2):16-24.
  • Eaton WW, Martins SS, Nestadt G, Bienvenu OJ, Clarke D, Alexandre PK. The Burden of Mental Disorders. Epidemiologic Reviews, 2008, 30:1-14.
  • Martins SS, Fenton MC, Keyes KM, Blanco C, Zhu H, Storr CL. Mood/Anxiety disorders and their association with non-medical prescription opioid use and prescription opioid use disorder: longitudinal evidence from the National Epidemiologic Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Psychological Medicine, 2012; 42(6):1261-72.
  • Martins SS, Ko JY, Kuwabara S, Mendelson T Clarke D, Zandi P, Alexandre PK, Mortensen P, Eaton WW. THE RELATIONSHIP OF ADULT MENTAL DISORDERS TO RACE, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, MARITAL STATUS, AND URBANICITY OF RESIDENCE. In: Eaton WW, Public Mental Health. Oxford University Press. 2012, pp.151-200.
  • Liu W, Lee GP, Goldweber A, Petras H, Storr CL, Ialongo NS, Martins SS. Impulsivity Trajectories and Gambling in Adolescence among Urban Male Youth. Addiction, 2013; 108(4):780-8.
  • Alexandrino-Silva C, Wang YP, Viana MC, Bulhões R, Martins SS#, Andrade LH. Gender Differences in Symptomatic Profiles of Depression: Results from the São Paulo Megacity Mental Health Survey. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013; 147(1-3):355-64. # Dr. Martins and Andrade co-share senior authorship in this manuscript.
  • 75. Lee GP, Stuart EA, Ialongo NS, Martins SS. Parental monitoring trajectories and gambling among a longitudinal cohort of urban youth. Addiction, Nov 6. doi: 10.1111/add.12399. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Carlson RC, Nahas RW, Daniulaityte R, Martins SS, Li L, Falck R. Latent class analysis of non-opioid dependent illegal pharmaceutical opioid users in Ohio. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2013; Oct 23 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Goodwin RD, Kim JH, Weinberger AH, Taha F, Galea S, Martins SS. Symptoms of alcohol dependence and smoking initiation and persistence: A longitudinal study among US adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2013; 133(2):718-23.
  • Martins SS, Liu W, Hedden S, Goldweber A, Storr CL, Derevensky JL, Stinchfield R, Ialongo NS, Petras H. Youth Aggressive/Disruptive Behavior Trajectories And Subsequent Gambling Among Urban Male Youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2013; 42(5):657-68. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.764827. Feb 14 [Epub ahead of print].
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Contact Information

Office/Address:

722 West 168th Street 5th Floor Room 509

New York, NY 10032

United States

Phone:

212-305-2848

For inquiries contact:

Silvia Maertins

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