Antonio Moises Martinez, MSPProgram Manager
As Program Manager, he is charged with coordinating grant activities, co-developing research plans, assisting with community event planning, marketing, and fostering collaborations with external agencies in our region. His educational background consists of a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences. Prior to his involvement with LAHDR, he was working part-time in the Department of Psychology with Dr. Wiebe as a Research Assistant in his lab. Concurrently, he was serving the City of El Paso Department of Public Health as a Surveillance and Prevention Specialist. Before the City of El Paso, he worked for the local AIDS Service Organization as Director of Programs. Before working for 7 years in the field of HIV/AIDS, he built his early experience in the field of the pharmaceutical industry by working in hospital pharmacies for 6 years. His research interests are in assessing character strengths in vulnerable populations. Currently, he is working on qualitatively analyzing stakeholder interviews for a manuscript to inform the field of Dissemination and Implementation Research. Mr. Martinez believes that LAHDR creates the opportunity for new researchers interested in Latino health disparities to study and learn about the Latino culture and issues surrounding this population.