Sydney Martinez, Ph.D. ,MPH

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Assistant Professor of Research in Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Phone: (405) 271-2229 x48087
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th St, Room 354
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Tel: (405) 271-2229 x48087


  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma, 2016
  • MPH in Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, University of Oklahoma, 2008


  • Assistant Professor of Research in Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2016-Present

Selected Publications and presentations:

  • Martinez SA, Janitz AE, Erb-Alvarez J, Mowls DS, Campbell JE, Anderson T. Cancer among American Indians – Identifying Priority Areas in Oklahoma. Accepted to J Okla State Med Assoc. In press.
  • Mowls DS, Brame LS, Martinez SA, Beebe LA. Lifestyle behaviors among US cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2016:1-7.
  • White AH, Brown-Johnson CG, Martinez SA, Paulson S, Beebe LA. Oklahoma "Tobacco Stops with Me" Media Campaign Effects on Attitudes toward Secondhand Smoke. J Okla State Med Assoc. Nov 2015;108(11):450-454.
  • Martinez SA, Beebe LA, Campbell JE. Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline Utilization and Cessation Among American Indians. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Jan 2015;4 8 (1, Supplement 1):S47-S53.
  • Campbell JE, Martinez SA, Janitz AE, et al. Cancer incidence and staging among American Indians in Oklahoma. The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. Mar 2014; 107(3): 99-107.


  • Tobacco
  • Cancer
  • Health Disparities
  • Program Evaluation


  • Tobacco use patterns among American Indians and populations of low socioeconomic status
  • Evaluation of the American Indian Data Community of Practice, sponsored by the Office of the Tribal Liaison
  • Evaluation of tribal tobacco and substance abuse prevention programs
  • Cancer health morbidity and mortality among American Indians using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data
  • Epidemiologist in the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design core