Sandra L. Martin, PhD
Dr. Sandra L. Martin is a professor and associate chair for research in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.
Dr. Martin’s research, teaching and public health service focuses on gender-based violence. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as book chapters and reports, on a wide range of violence related concerns including sexual violence, domestic violence and child maltreatment. Her research has been funded by multiple sources, including NIH, CDC, DOD, WHO and state agencies.
Honors and AwardsBernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award
2015, Gillings School of Global Public HealthFaculty Mentoring Award
2011, Carolina Women’s Leadership CouncilViolence Against Women Best Paper Nomination
2011, Violence Against Women JournalJudges Award, Women's Health Research Day, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004
2004, UNC-CHMcGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching
2001, The School of Public Health, UNC, Chapel HillLeaders in Child Health
1999, Rochester University Child Health CongressHealth and Welfare Canada Fellowship Award
1988, Health and Welfare CanadaMcMaster Dalley Scholarship for Achievement
MHCH 732 Gender-Based Violence | Syllabus
Principal Investigator, School-Based Human Trafficking Program for High-Risk Youth
Co-Investigator, A Randomized Trial of Wise Guys Next Level
Co-Investigator, Growing Researcher and College Communities Supporting Violence Prevention Research
Co-Investigator, Influence of PTSD Symptoms on Chronic Pain Development after Sexual Assault
2014- present UNC Gender-Based Violence Research Group, Faculty Mentor
2013-present Core Faculty Member and Internal Advisory Board, UNC IPRC
2004-present Associate Chair for Research, MCH
2016-2017 University of Hawaii System. Provide guidance on the development of a campus climate survey assessing sexual assault and other types of violence for all University of Hawaii System universities and colleges.
2016-2017 American Association of Universities (AAU). Editorial Review Team member providing guidance on an AAU report of survey findings on how universities are using AAU campus climate survey data to inform programming to prevent sexual assault on campus.
2014-2015 American Association of Universities (AAU). Chair of the Survey Development Team for the Sexual Assault & Campus Climate Survey, a survey of 28 U.S. public and private research universities which will include up to 800,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
2010-present Multi-Discipline Review Team (MDRT) of the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP)
2009-present External Advisory Committee (EAC) Member for the University of Kentucky’s Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Grant
Starting the conversation: Are university sexual assault policies related to the prevalence of campus sexual assault? DeLong SM, Graham LM, Magee EP, Treves-Kagen S, Gray CL, McClay LM, Zarnick SM, Kupper LL, Macy RJ, Ashley OS, Pettifor A, Moracco KE, Martin SL. (2018). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(21), 3313-3343.
Leveraging Data and Momentum to Strengthen Campus Sexual Assault Policy. Klein LB, Graham LM, Treves-Kagan S, Deck PG, DeLong SM, Martin SL. (2018). Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(21), 3298-3314.
Educating Youth about Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Systematic review. Rizo CF, Klein LB, Chesworth BR, O’Brien JE, Macy RJ, Martin SL, Crews ME, Love BL. (2018). Global Social Welfare Journal, July(16).
Incorporating trauma-informed care into school based programs. Martin SL, Ashley OS, White L, Axelson S, Clark M, Burris B. (2017). Journal of School Health, 87(12), 958-7.
Individual, behavioral, and situational correlates of the drugging victimization experiences of college women. Warner T, Allen C, Fisher BS, Krebs C, Martin SL, Lindquist C. (2017). Criminal Justice Review.
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988
MSc, Epidemiology / Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1984
BA Summa Cum Laude, Psychology / Anthropology, McMaster University, 1978