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Silvia S. Martins

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Public Health
Epidemiology Department
722 West 168th Street, 5th Floor Room 509, New York, NY 10032

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
Drinking Patterns and Alcohol Use Disorders in São Paulo, Brazil: The Role of Neighborhood Social Deprivation and Socioeconomic Status
Treatment for illegal drug use disorders: the role of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders
Disparities in Adequate Mental Health Care for Past-Year Major Depressive Episodes Among White and Non-White Youth
Mood and anxiety disorders and their association with non-medical prescription opioid use and prescription opioid-use disorder
Birth-Cohort Trends in Lifetime and Past-Year Prescription Opioid-Use Disorder Resulting From Nonmedical Use: Results From Two National Surveys
Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempt Across Stages of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use and Presence of Prescription Opioid Disorders Among U.S. Adults
Pathological Gambling in Women: A Review
Substance Use Disorders and Adolescent Psychopathology
Social factors associated to binge drinking: a cross-sectional survey among Brazilian students in private high schools
Adolescent gender differences in the determinants of tobacco smoking: a cross sectional survey among high school students in São Paulo
Cross-national differences in clinically significant cannabis problems: epidemiologic evidence from 'cannabis-only' smokers in the United States, Mexico, and Colombia
Sexual behavior among high school students in Brazil: alcohol consumption and legal and illegal drug use associated with unprotected sex
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