Ms. Martinez is a research staff at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, of the Department of Family Medicine, and earned her PhD at USC’s School of Gerontology in 2019. Ms. Martinez’s research has focused on studying the process and outputs of elder abuse Multidisciplinary teams, and person-centered approaches of elder abuse interventions. She has studied the Service Advocate program, an enhancement of the Los Angeles County Forensic Center. Ms. Martinez’s research focus is mixed methods, applied research to integrate service provider and stakeholder learning into ongoing program adaptation and evolution.
Before earning her PhD, Ms. Martinez worked at Ventura County Behavioral Health’s Quality Improvement department and collaborated on the evaluation of the integration of Child Welfare Services with Behavioral Health