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Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD

Research Area: Epidemiology, Social and behavioral health sciences
Keywords: Tobacco Control, Obesity prevention, Latinos/Hispanic, Immigrant health, HIV prevention, Health Literacy, Health disparities, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

 

Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences

Email: martinezdona@wisc.edu
Website: www.martinez-donate.weebly.com


Biography:

Dr. Ana P. Martinez-Donate is an Associate Professor at the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison. She received a PhD in Health Psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1999, as well as an Expert Degree in Epidemiology from the National School of Public Health, Spain (2000). Her post-doctoral training and professional experience in the US have focused on health promotion, behavioral epidemiology, and community health. She joined the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison in September 2007.

Dr. Martinez-Donate’s research interests range from HIV prevention to tobacco control, cancer screening, health literacy, and obesity prevention. Her work has emphasized underserved and vulnerable populations, particularly Latino immigrants and, most recently, rural populations. Dr. Martinez-Donate applies a behavioral ecological framework to the analysis of determinants of health-related behaviors and the development of community-based intervention strategies for disease prevention and health promotion.

Currently, she is serving as Principal Investigator (PI) for a NIH-funded grant aimed at estimating the risk for HIV infection, identifying risk determinants, and examining health care access among Mexican migrants in the US. She is also PI or Co-Investigator for several community-collaborative projects on 1) barriers to breast and cervical cancer screening among low-acculturated Latinas in the US; 2) effectiveness of lay health advisor interventions to promote cancer screening among Latinas; 3) interventions to improve the nutrition environment in restaurants and stores; 4) influence of the built environment on physical activity and obesity; and 5) health literacy barriers and patient navigation needs among rural cancer patients in Wisconsin.

Dr. Martinez-Donate has served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations.

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Awards:

  • 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • 2010 University of Wisconsin System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award
  • 2010 University of Wisconsin – Madison Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

Affiliations/Associations:

  •  UW Carbone Cancer Center
  •  Society of Behavioral Medicine
  •  American Public Health Association

Select Publications:

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Meltzer SB, Meltzer EO, Hofstetter CR, Wahlgren DR, Matt GE. The association between residential tobacco smoking bans, smoke exposure and pulmonary function: A survey of Latino children with asthma. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology, 2003; 16(4):305-317.

Berg J, Wahlgren DR, Hofstetter CR, Meltzer SB, Meltzer EO, Matt GE, Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF. Latino children with asthma: Rates and risks for medical care utilization. Journal of Asthma, 2004, 41(2):147-157.

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Blumberg EJ, Zellner J, Sipan C, Shillington AM, Carrizosa C. Gender differences in condom-related behaviors and attitudes among Mexican adolescents living on the US-Mexico Border. AIDS Prevention and Education, 2004, 16(2), 172-186.

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Zellner J, Sipan C, Blumberg E, Carrizosa C. Evaluation of two school-based HIV prevention interventions for adolescents in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. The Journal of Sex Research, 2004, 41(3):267-78.

Martinez-Donate AP, Blumberg EJ, Hovell MF, Zellner JA, Sipan CL, Hughes S. Risk for HIV infection among adolescents in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2004, 26(4):407-425.

Martinez-Donate AP, Rangel MG, Hovell MF, Santibañez J, Sipan CL, Izazola JA. HIV infection in mobile populations: The case of Mexican migrants. Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2005;17(1):26-29.

Rovniak LS, Hovell MF, Wojcik JR, Winett RA, Martinez-Donate AP. Enhancing theoretical fidelity: An e-mail based walking program demonstration. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2005;20:(2): 85-95.

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Hofstetter CR, Gonzalez Perez GJ, Adams MA, Sanchez de Jesus J, Guzman G. Smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, and smoking bans in Mexico: results from a probability household survey. Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2005;18(6):412-417.

Rangel MG, Martinez Donate AP, Hovell MF, Santibañez J, Sipan CL, Izazola-Licea JA. Prevalence of risk factors for HIV infection among Mexican migrants: results from a probability survey in the North border of Mexico. Salud Publica de Mexico, 2006;48(1):3-12.

Zellner JF, Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Sipan CL, Blumberg EJ, Carrizosa CM, Rovniak LS. Feasibility and use of school-based condom availability programs in Mexico. AIDS & Behavior, 2006;10:649-657.

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Hofstetter CR, Gonzalez-Perez GJ, Adams MA, Kotay A. Correlates of home smoking bans among Mexican-Americans. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2007;21(4):229-236.

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Hofstetter CR, Gonzalez-Perez GJ, Kotay A, Adams MA. Crossing borders: Impact of the California Tobacco Control Program on both sides of the US-Mexico border. American Journal of Public Health, 2008;98:258-267.

Martinez-Donate AP, Johnson-Kozlow M, Hovell MF, Gonzalez-Perez GJ. Home smoking bans and secondhand smoke exposure in Mexico and the U.S. Preventive Medicine, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.12.011.

Zellner J, Martinez-Donate AP, Sanudo F, Fernandez-Cerdeno A, Sipan C, Hovell MF, Carrillo H. Sexual Identity, Sexual Behavior, and HIV Risk: Results from a Community Survey of Latino Men in North San Diego County. American Journal of Public Health, 2009, 99(1):125-132.

Martinez-Donate AP, Zellner JA, Fernández-Cerdeño A, Sañudo F, Hovell MF, Sipan CL, Engelberg M, Ji M. “Hombres Sanos:” Exposure and Response to a Social Marketing HIV Prevention Campaign Targeting Heterosexually-identified Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women. AIDS Education & Prevention, 2009, 21, Supplement B, 124–136.

Martínez-Donate AP. Using lay health advisors to promote breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas: A brief qualitative review. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 2009 108(5):259-6.

Rovniak LS, Hovell MF, Hofstetter CR, Blumberg EJ, Sipan CL, Batista MF, Martinez-Donate AP, Mulvihill MM, Ayala, GX. Engaging community businesses in HIV prevention: A feasibility study. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2010;24(5):347-53.

Carrizosa C, Blumberg E, Hovell M, Martinez-Donate AP, Garcia-Gonzalez G, Lozada R, Kelley N, Hofstetter CR, Sipan C.  Determinants and prevalence of late HIV testing in Tijuana, Mexico. AIDS Patient Care and STDs; 2010 May;24(5):333-40. PMID: 20438374.

Martinez-Donate AP, Zellner JA, Sanudo FA, Fernandez-Cerdeno A, Hovell MF, Sipan CL, Engelberg M, Carrillo H. Hombres Sanos: Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign for Heterosexually-identified Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women. American Journal of Public Health, 2010;100 2532-2540.

Phillips-Guzman CM, Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Blumberg EJ, Sipan CL, Rovniak LS, Kelley NJ. Engaging local businesses in HIV prevention efforts: The consumer perspective. Health Promotion Practice, 2011; 12(4):620-629.

Zhang X, Martinez-Donate AP, Kuo D, Jones NR, Palmershein, KA. Trends in home smoking bans in the USA, 1995-2007: prevalence, discrepancies and disparities. Tobacco Control, 2011, doi: 10.1136/tc.2011.043802.

Fernandez-Cerdeno A, Martinez-Donate AP, Zellner JA, Sanudo F, Carrillo H, Engelberg M, Sipan CL, Hovell MF. Marketing HIV prevention for heterosexually-identified Latino men who have sex with men and women: The Hombres Sanos campaign. Journal of Health Communication, in press.


Courses Taught:

Dr. Martinez-Donate has taught graduate-level courses on research methods and proposal writing in health promotion; theoretical foundations of health promotion; prevention and control of chronic disease; and social and behavioral sciences in public health research and practice. She has also served as a guest lecturer for several undergraduate and graduate courses.

Currently, she teaches PH786, Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health.


Contact Information:

Address:
610 Walnut Street
Room 605, WARF Building
Madison, WI 53726

Phone: 608-261-1380
Fax: 608-263-2820
Email: martinezdona@wisc.edu

 

Updated On: 
Tue, 07/09/2013
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