Silvia S. Martins, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Epidemiology Co-Director, Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training Program

Dr. Silvia S. Martins is a faculty member of the Psych-Neuro cluster of the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is the co-director of the NIDA T32 Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training Program in the department and the Course Director of Principles of Epidemiology (P6400). She is also the Department of Epidemiology Co-Investigator of the IMSD program at Columbia. She has co-authored more than 140 peer reviewed epidemiological and substance abuse journal articles, and served as PI or MPI of multiple NIH funded grants. Her current research focuses on consequences of medical marijuana laws in the U.S, recreational marijuana laws in Uruguay, prescription drug monitoring programs, social media and marijuana, and gambling and impulsive behaviours among minority adolescents in the U.S.

Dr. Martins has received several awards for her research and mentoring, including, in 2011, the Award for pioneering efforts in gambling research, in 2013, the Columbia President’s Global Innovation Fund and more recently, in 2017, the Columbia University Mailman’s School of Public Health Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. She has been continuously funded by NIH since 2006 as a Principal Investigator.