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Silvia S. Martins

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Epidemiology Department
Office: 
722 West 168th Street, 5th Floor Room 509, New York, NY 10032
Email: 
ssm2183@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-305-2848
Biography

Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, focuses her research on the epidemiology of substance use, abuse and dependence, as well as the environmental, psychiatric and individual factors associated with substance use disorders in the U.S. and general population. In particular, Dr Martins conducts studies on nonmedical prescription drug use, abuse and dependence among adolescents, young adults, and minorities and has an interest in childhood risk factors for problem and pathological gambling. As a faculty member of the Psych-Neuro Epidemiology Cluster at Columbia University, she works closely with researchers from such disciplines as social epidemiology, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, addiction psychiatry, substance abuse health economics, statistics and survey methodology, and collaborates with researchers from other leading institutions including Michigan State University, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Her research portfolio has included NIDA-NIH funded studies to investigate trends in nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder in U.S. populations well as their association with psychiatric disorders. As the principal investigator on a NICHD-NIH funded study, Dr. Martins is investigating childhood predictors of young adult gambling and gambling problems in African-Americans in Baltimore.

Research & Other Works
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Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use in Childhood and Early Adolescence Predicts Transitions to Heroin Use in Young Adulthood: A National Study
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“Time for dabs”: Analyzing Twitter data on marijuana concentrates across the U.S.
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Worldwide Prevalence and Trends in Unintentional Drug Overdose: A Systematic Review of the Literature
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Worldwide Prevalence and Trends in Unintentional Drug Overdose: A Systematic Review of the Literature
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Trends in alcohol and tobacco use among Brazilian students: 1989 to 2010
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Trajectories of Sensation Seeking Among Puerto Rican Children and Youth
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Predictors of transition to heroin use among initially non-opioid dependent illicit pharmaceutical opioid users: A natural history study
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Prevalence of marijuana use does not differentially increase among youth after states pass medical marijuana laws: Commentary on Stolzenberg et al. (2015) and reanalysis of US National Survey on Drug Use in Households data 2002–2011
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Older, Less Regulated Medical Marijuana Programs Have Much Greater Enrollment Rates Than Newer ‘Medicalized’ Programs
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“Those edibles hit hard”: Exploration of Twitter data on cannabis edibles in the U.S
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A Longitudinal Study of the Temporal Relation Between Problem Gambling and Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Young Adults
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Exploring the latent trait of opioid use disorder criteria among frequent nonmedical prescription opioid users
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Health insurance, alcohol and tobacco use among pregnant and non-pregnant women of reproductive age
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The association of psychiatric symptomatology with patterns of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use among Brazilian high school students
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Childhood Trauma and Illicit Drug Use in Adolescence: A Population-Based National Comorbidity Survey Replication–Adolescent Supplement Study
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Non-medical use of prescription opioids is associated with heroin initiation among US veterans: a prospective cohort study
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Prescription opioid use disorder and heroin use among 12-34 year-olds in the United States from 2002 to 2014
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State Medical Marijuana Laws and the Prevalence of Opioids Detected Among Fatally Injured Drivers
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Patterns of youth tobacco and polytobacco usage: The shift to alternative tobacco products
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State-level medical marijuana laws, marijuana use and perceived availability of marijuana among the general U.S. population
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Demographic trends among older cannabis users in the United States, 2006–13
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Is employment status in adults over 25 years old associated with nonmedical prescription opioid and stimulant use?
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The widening gender gap in marijuana use prevalence in the U.S. during a period of economic change, 2002–2014
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Trends in Marijuana Use Among Pregnant and Nonpregnant Reproductive-Aged Women, 2002-2014
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US Traffic Fatalities, 1985–2014, and Their Relationship to Medical Marijuana Laws
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Patterns of drug use and HIV infection among adults in a nationally representative sample
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Reply to Ruan et al. (2017): Non-medical use of prescription opioids is associated with heroin initiation among US veterans.
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Nonmedical use of prescription drugs in adolescents and young adults: not just a Western phenomenon
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Changes in US Lifetime Heroin Use and Heroin Use Disorder: Prevalence From the 2001-2002 to 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
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Drinking Patterns and Alcohol Use Disorders in São Paulo, Brazil: The Role of Neighborhood Social Deprivation and Socioeconomic Status
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Treatment for illegal drug use disorders: the role of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders
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Disparities in Adequate Mental Health Care for Past-Year Major Depressive Episodes Among White and Non-White Youth
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Mood and anxiety disorders and their association with non-medical prescription opioid use and prescription opioid-use disorder
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Birth-Cohort Trends in Lifetime and Past-Year Prescription Opioid-Use Disorder Resulting From Nonmedical Use: Results From Two National Surveys
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Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt Across Stages of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use and Presence of Prescription Opioid Disorders Among U.S. Adults
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Pathological Gambling in Women: A Review
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Substance Use Disorders and Adolescent Psychopathology
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Social factors associated to binge drinking: a cross-sectional survey among Brazilian students in private high schools
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Adolescent gender differences in the determinants of tobacco smoking: a cross sectional survey among high school students in São Paulo
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Cross-national differences in clinically significant cannabis problems: epidemiologic evidence from 'cannabis-only' smokers in the United States, Mexico, and Colombia
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Sexual behavior among high school students in Brazil: alcohol consumption and legal and illegal drug use associated with unprotected sex
 
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