Omar Martinez, JD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor
Temple University's School of Social Work
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Omar Martinez is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Temple University. He completed his MPH in Health Policy and JD in Health Law at Indiana University in 2011 and 2012, respectively. He later went on to obtain an MS in Clinical Research Methods at Columbia University in 2014. In 2015, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Science Research and HIV Prevention at Columbia University. His work focuses on intervention research, health promotion and HIV prevention using innovative and sound approaches to community engagement, community-based participatory action research, community development, resiliency and empowerment. His past and current research has pertained to syndemic factors and HIV risk and substance use, development and implementation of HIV prevention programs, and health inequalities research. He has developed, adapted and tested HIV prevention studies. He is PI of two federally funded studies to promote HIV prevention and HIV care continuum outcomes among sexual and gender minorities.

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