Linda Susan Sprague Martinez

LindaSM HeadshotAssistant Professor, Macro Practice
Phone: (617) 358-0782
lsmarti@bu.edu
www.aquilaresearch.org

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Education

PhD (Social Policy), Brandeis University
MA (Social Policy), Brandeis University
MA (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), Rivier College
BA (Political Science), University of New Hampshire

Courses Taught

MP 759 Communities and Organizations: Analysis and Intervention
MP 774 Seminar: Community Planning

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Community based participatory research; youth led research and action; community driven approaches to health promotion.

*Students, **Community Partners; Last author denotes senior author

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Reich, A.J.*, Flores, C.*, Ndulue, U.J.*, Brugge, Gute, D.M., Peréa, F. C. (in press). Critical discourse, applied inquiry and public health action with urban middle school students: Lessons learned engaging youth in critical service-learning. Journal of Community Practice, 25(1).

Gonzales, E., Shen, H. W., Wang, Y., Martinez, L. S., & Norstrand, J. (2016). Race and place: Exploring the intersection of inequity and volunteerism among older black and white adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Rubin, C. L., Martinez, L. S., Tse, L., Brugge, D., Hacker, K., Pirie, A., & Leslie, L. K. (2016). Creating a culture of empowerment in research: Findings from a capacity-building training program. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 10(3), 479-488.

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Bowers, E., Reich, A.J.*, Ndulue, U.J.*, Le, A.*, Peréa, F. C. (2016).  Engaging youth of color in applied science education and public health promotion. International Journal of Science Education. doi:10.1080/09500693.2015.1134850

Freeman, E.R.**, Seifer, S.D.**, Stupak, M.*, Sprague Martinez, L.S. (2014). Community Engagement in the CTSA Program: Stakeholder Responses from a National Delphi Process.  Clinical Translational Science Journal, 7(3), 191-5. PMID: 24841362 

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Reich, A.*, Dalembert, F.**, Gute, G. Peréa, F. C. (2013). Employing community based participatory research methods to “bear witness”: Psycho-social impact of the 2010 earthquake on Haitians in Somerville, MA. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 16(6), 1201-1207. PMID: 23515968

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Peréa, F. C, Ursillo, A.*, Weeks, F.*, Godstein-Gelb, W.** & Brugge, D. (2013). A democratic university-community administrative body dedicated to expanding community-engaged research: The Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC). The Journal of the Community Development Society, 44(1), 97-110. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15575330.2012.678873

Sprague Martinez, L. S., Peréa, F. C., Ursillo, A.*, Pirie, A.**, Ndulue, U.J.*, Oliveira, C.**, & Gute, D. M. (2012). Research-as-curriculum: Engaging undergraduates and community residents in immigrant health research partnerships. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research Education and Action, 6(4), 491-8. PMID: 23221295

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Russell, B.**, Leung Rubin, C., Leslie, L. K. & Brugge, D. (2012). Clinical and translational research and community engagement: Implications for researcher capacity building. Clinical Translational Science, 5(4), 329-32. PMID: 22883610

Ndulue, U.J.*, Peréa, F. C., Sprague Martinez, L.S. (2012). Team-building activities as strategies for improving community-university partnerships: Lessons learned from Nuestro Futuro Saludable. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research Education and Action, 6(2), 213-218. PMID: 22820231

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Ndulue, U.J.*, Seller, S.*, Gute, D.M., Brugge, D., & Peréa, F. C. (2012). All public health is local: Revisiting the importance of local sanitation through the eyes of youth. American Journal of Public Health, 102(6), 1058-1060. PMID: 22515855

*Students, **Community Partners; Last author denotes senior author

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Formal, R., Toncoso, M., Peréa, F.C. (2017).  A community driven research and action project to diversify the gentrification dialog.  Accepted for Oral Presentation. 21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA.

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Zaff, J., McClay, C. Tang, C. (2017). The determinants of health through the eyes of youth: A multi-site youth-led health assessment. Accepted for Oral Presentation, 21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA.

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Negron, R., Araujo Brinkerhoff, C.* & Siqueira, C.E (2016). A community-engaged transdisciplinary process to study culture in transnational immigrant communities. Oral Presentation. Council of Social Work Education Annual Meetings (CSWE), Atlanta, GA.

Sprague Martinez, L.S. (2016).  Engaging youth of color in applied science education and public health promotion. Oral Presentation at Boston College, Institute for the Study of Race and Culture, Sixteenth annual Diversity Challenge: “Race, Culture, and Educating Our Youths: Developing Whole People Not Widgets, Boston, MA.

Sprague Martinez, L.S. (2016).  Nuestro Futuro Saludable applied inquiry and action: Engaging middle school youth of color in critical service-learning. Oral Presentation at Boston College, Institute for the Study of Race and Culture, Sixteenth annual Diversity Challenge: “Race, Culture, and Educating Our Youths: Developing Whole People Not Widgets, Boston, MA.

Sprague Martinez, L.S., Negron, R., Araujo Brinkerhoff, C.*, Reich, A. J. & Siqueira, C.E (2016). Project AquiLá: A community engaged transdisciplinary process to study culture in transnational communities in Massachusetts. Poster Presentation at Science of Team Science Conference (SciTS), Phoenix, AZ.

Investigator/Evaluator. (2016-2021). Brugge D., Reisner E., Durant, J., Zamore, W., Lowe, Lydia, Sprague Martinez, L.S., Kurtz-Rossi, S., Eliasziw, M., & Keppard, B. Near Highway Pollution: From Research to Action, National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety, $2.26 million.

Co-Principal Investigator/Director of Engagement. (2016-2018). Freeman, E.R. & Sprague Martinez, L.S. Boston BRI…DGE: Building Research Infrastructure…Developing Genuine Engagement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), $248,773.

Principal Investigator. (2016-2017). Sprague Martinez, L.S. & DeVoe, E. Jr.Ball: Collaborative Youth Sport-Based Intervention to Promote Positive Development Among Youth of Color in Boston, MA, Institute on Cities, $10,000.

Principal Investigator. (2014-2016). Sprague Martinez, L.S., Troncoso, M. Peréa, F.C. Research and Action: An Exploratory Study of Dominican Immigrants’ Perceptions of Gentrification, Tufts University Community Research Center, $15,000.

Principal Investigator. (2014-2016). Sprague Martinez, L.S., Negron, R. Siqueira, C.E. Diversity Supplement Transnationalism, Networks and Culture: Implications for Health and Behavior, NIMHD R24MD008819-02S1, $109,316.

Principal Investigator. (2013-2016). Sprague Martinez, L.S., Negron, R. Siqueira, C.E. Transnationalism, Networks and Culture: Implications for Health and Behavior, OBSSR & NIMHD R24MD00819, $493,873.

2016: Fellow, Center for Promise, Americas Promise Alliance

2016: Research Director, Center for Community Health, Education, Research and Service, Inc., Roxbury, MA.

2016: Member (Lead for strategic aim #1), Mission Advisory Group, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA.

2014: Assistant Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine Tufts University, Boston MA.

2015: Alumni Board Member, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, MA.

2012: Special Emphasis Panel Reviewer (P20, R24, R01, T32 programs), National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC.

2015: Finalist, Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career. The New England Resource Center for Higher Engagement and the Center for Engaged Democracy, Boston MA.
2012: Early Career Reviewer, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, Bethesda, MD.
2011-2013: Recipient, Student Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Bethesda, MD.
2010: Multicultural Service Award (Tufts University)
2004: Balis Family Award in Social Justice (Brandeis University)
2003: Award for Outstanding Commitment to Providing Access to Services in Communities of Color (State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services)