Marcos Martinez

Marcos Martinez
Online Program Coordinator and Academic Associate
DTPHX Campus
Academic Professional
DTPHX Campus


Dr. Martinez is the Online Program Coordinator in the School of Social Work. He is also a Lecturer and has over 11 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The focus of Dr. Martinez's social work practice has centered on youth risk behavior prevention through school and community based programming. His work has included the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally sensitive programming for Hispanic and American Indian families.


  • Ph.D. Arizona State University
  • M.S.W. New Mexico Highlands University
  • B.S.W. Dana College

Research Interests

Harm reduction and prevention of substance use, risky sex behavior, and STDs in minority youth; Influence of sociocultural, familial, and developmental processes on youth substance use and risky sex; Resiliency and healthy youth and family development in Latino and American Indian families; Cultural adaptation of prevention/interventions for minority families; Gender differences in adolescent risk behavior


13. Sanchez, M., Romano, E., Dawson, C., Rojas, P., Martinez, M., Li, T., Cyrus, E., De La Rosa, M. (2017).

Sociocultural correlates of drinking and driving risk perception among recent Latino immigrants in South Florida. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. DOI: 10.1177/0739986317698777

12. Estrada, Y., Lee, T.K., Huang, S., Tapia, M., Velazquez, M., Martinez, M.J., Pantin, H., Ocasio, M.A., Vidot,

D.C., Molleda, L., Villamar, J., Stepanenko, B., Hendricks Brown, C., Prado, G. (2017). Parent-centered prevention of risky behaviors among Hispanic youths in Florida. American Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303653

11. De La Rosa, M., Huang, H., Brook, J.S., Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Kanamori, M., Cano, M.A., Martinez,

M.J. (2016). Socio-cultural determinants of substance misuse among adult Latinas of Caribbean, South, and Central American descent. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse

10. Kawam, E., Martinez, M.J. (2016). Trauma informed care in social work. New Social Worker Online


9. Martinez, M.J., Marsiglia, F.F., Ayers, S.L., & Nuno-Gutierrez, B. (2016). Mexican adolescents’ intentions to

use drugs.Gender differences in the protective effects of religiosity. International Public Health Journal, 8(2), 201-213.*

8. Martinez, M.J., Kawam, E., Marsiglia, F.F., Wright-Salas, C., Ayers, S.L., Porta, M. (2016). School

connectedness and Substance Use in Guatemalan Youth: Does gender matter? Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal

7. Martinez, M.J., Huang, S., Estrada, Y., Sutton, M., Prado, G. (2016). The relationship between

acculturation, ecodevelopment, and substance use among Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2016.1157170

6. Cano, M.A., Castro, Y., de Dios, M.A., Schwartz, S.J., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Roncancio, A.M., Martinez,

M.J., Sheehan, D.M., Auf, R., Pina-Watson, B., Huynh, Q., Zamboanga, B.L. (2016). Associations of ethnic discrimination with symptoms of anxiety and depression among Hispanic emerging adults: A moderated mediation model. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2016.1157170

5. Bacio, G.A., Estrada, Y., Huang, S., Martinez, M., Sardinas, K., Prado, G. (2015). Ecodevelopmental

predictors of early initiation of alcohol, smoking, and drug use among Hispanic adolescents. Journal of School Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2015.02.001

4. Martinez, M.J., Ayers, S.L., Kulis, S., & Brown, E. (2015). The relationship between peer, parent and

grandparent norms and intentions to use substances for urban American Indian youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Use. DOI: 10.1080/1067828X.2013.812529

3. Martinez, M.J., & Kawam, E. (2014). Harry Hopkins: Social work legacy and role in new deal era policies.

Perspectives on Social Work Journal

2. Martinez, M.J. & Kawam, E. (2014). A call to action for social workers: Food insecurity and child health.

Social Work. DOI: 10.1093/sw/swu035

1. Kulis, S., Dustman, P., Brown, E., & Martinez, M. (2013). Expanding urban American Indian youths

repertoire of drug resistance skills: Pilot Results from a culturally adapted prevention program. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 20, 35-54. DOI: 10.5820/aian.2001.2013.35


Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 540Professional Experience I
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 171Introduction to Social Work
SWG 515Bridge Seminar II
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SWG 515Bridge Seminar II
SWG 619Practice-Oriented Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 181Econ: Social Issue Perspective
SWU 432Social Policy and Services
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 181Econ: Social Issue Perspective
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 181Econ: Social Issue Perspective
SWU 374Diversity/Oppression/Soc Wk
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SWU 181Econ: Social Issue Perspective
SWU 321Statistics for Social Workers


I've taught over 20 classes at Arizona State University, Florida International University, and Western New Mexico University at both the undergraduate and gradauate level.  

Professional Associations

American Public Health Association (APHA)- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) on Drug Abuse (nominated membership) New Mexico Public Health Association (NMPHA) Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR)