Jessica L. Martin

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University at Albany-SUNY                 

Phone: (518) 442-4935

Dr. Martin joined the Counseling Psychology faculty in Fall 2011. Her research focuses on individual, social, contextual, and cultural risk and protective factors associated with substance use and other health-related and behaviors among emerging adults. Dr. Martin’s work has a particular emphasis on investigating alcohol and substance use among college students as well as the design and delivery of prevention and intervention efforts to reduce heavy and problematic college student drinking. She has published on these topics in journals such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Addictive Behaviors, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Addiction Research and Theory, and Emerging Adulthood. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Divisions 50 and 17 of the APA, the Research Society on Alcoholism, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and state and local psychological associations.

Courses Taught

  • ECPY 702 Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology 
  • ECPY 608/718 Foundation and Techniques of Group Counseling
  • ECPY 806 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology II
  • ECPY 606 Internship in Counseling 

Research Interests


Role: Principal Investigator
Project: HIV Testing & Latino MSM: Individual, Sociocultural, and Structural Determinants
Source: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities / NIH
Time Period: 7/1/17 - 6/30/18
Total Funding: $98,056

Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Co- Principal Investigator: M. Dolores Cimini, PhD)
Project: A Comprehensive, Collaborative Multi-Component SBIRT Training Model
in Professional Psychology
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Time Period: 10/1/15 - 9/30/18
Total Funding: $944,244

Role: Consultant (Co- Principal Investigator: M. Dolores Cimini, PhD)
Project: College Environmental Prevention: Using the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking and Drug Use at the University at Albany
Source: New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
Time Period: 7/1/17 - 6/30/22
Total Funding: $625,000

Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Tomoko Udo, PhD)
Project: Enhancing the Role of Emergency Department in Fight against Opioid Epidemic: Preliminary Evaluation of Take-Home Naloxone Program
Source: Presidential Innovation Fund for Research & Scholarship (PIFRS)
Time Period: 2/1/2017 – 1/31/2018
Total Funding: $35,806

Representative Publications (* denotes student)

Martin, J. L., Zamboanga, B. L., Haase, R. F., & *Buckner, L. (in press). Measurement invariance of the Protective Behavioral Strategies Scale across racial groups. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.

Martin, J. L. & Zamboanga, B. L. (in press). Putting multisite college alcohol research into context: A call to assess the drinking culture on college campuses. Addictive Behaviors.

McAndrew, L. M., Martin, J. L., Friedlander, M., Shaffer, K., Slotkin, S., & Leventhal, H.
(in press). The common-sense of counseling psychology. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.

*Ertl, M., *Longo, L., *Groth, G., *Berghuis, K., *Prout, J., *Hetz. M., & Martin, J. L. (in press). Running on empty: High self-esteem as a risk factor for exercise addiction. Addiction, Research and Theory.

*Ertl, M. E., Dillon, F. R., Martin, J. L., Babino, R., De La Rosa, M. (in press). Alcohol use
exacerbates acculturative stress among recently immigrated, young adult Latinas. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Audley, S., Grenier, K., Martin, J. L., & Ramos, G. (in press). Why me? A qualitative study of drinking gamers’ reasons for targeting other players to drink. Emerging Adulthood.

*Paul, E. C., *Pazienza, R., *Maestro, K. J., *Flye, A., *Mueller, P., & Martin, J. L. (in press). I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t tell anybody: The impact of problematic eating behavior on college friends. Journal of College Counseling.

Zamboanga, B. L., Audley-Piotrowski, S., Iwamoto, D. K., & Martin, J. L. (in press). The risks of being “manly”: Masculine norms and drinking game motives, behaviors, and related consequences among men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

*Groth, G., *Longo, L. M., & Martin, J. L. (2017). Social media and college student risk behaviors: A mini-review. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 87 – 91.

Martin, J. L., Burrow-Sanchez, J., Iwamoto, D. K., Glidden-Tracey, C., & Vaughan, E. (2016). Counseling psychology and substance use: Implications for training, practice, and research. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 1106 – 1131.

Martin, J. L., Ferreira, J. A., Haase, R. F., *Coelho, M., *Martins, J. (2016). Validation of the Drinking Motives Questionnaire-Revised across US and Portuguese college students. Addictive Behaviors, 60, 58 – 63.

Burrow-Sanchez, J., Martin, J. L., & Imel, Z. (2016). Applying for grant funding as a counseling psychologist: From thought to action. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 479–524.

Dubovi*, A., Li*, Y., & Martin, J. L. (2016). Breaking the silence: Disordered eating and big five traits in college men. American Journal of Men's Health, 10, N118 – N126.

Herring, T. E., Zamboanga, B. L., Olthuis, J. V., Pesigan, I. J. A., Martin, J. L., McAfee, N. W., & Martens, M. P. (2016). Utility of the Athlete Drinking Scale for assessing drinking motives among high school athletes. Addictive Behaviors, 60, 18 – 23.

Martin, J. L.,*Groth, G., *Longo, L., Rocha, T. L., & Martens, M. P. (2015). Disordered eating and alcohol use among college women: Associations with race and big five personality traits. Eating Behaviors, 17, 149 – 152.

Martin, J. L., *Groth, G., *Buckner, L., *Gale, M. M., & *Kramer, M. E. (2013). Perceived drinking norms among Black college students: The race of reference group members. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2586 – 2588.