Jessica L. Martin

Jessica L. Martin

Project ACCESS Project Manager and Evaluator; Research Fellow, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology; & Senior Research Associate, The Research Foundation for SUNY
School of Education
Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research


Catskill 219

PhD, University at Albany, SUNY 

Jessica L. Martin

Jessica L. Martin is a licensed psychologist, a Research Fellow for the School of Education at the University at Albany, SUNY, and a Senior Research Associate for the Research Foundation for SUNY. She was a tenured faculty member in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany for 11 years before transitioning to research roles and clinical work in private practice. 

Dr. Martin’s research expertise is in substance use and other health-risk behaviors among young adults and college students. Specifically, she investigates individual, psychosocial, cultural, and contextual risk and protective factors for substance use and co-occurring disorders and health-risk behaviors (e.g., disordered eating, risky sexual behavior) and health disparities as they relate to substance use.  

Dr. Martin has developed, implemented, managed, and evaluated brief interventions for alcohol use, with over $2.5 million in funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  

Dr. Martin is experienced in the training of mental health providers in addiction psychology and screening and brief interventions for substance use (SBIRT), having trained hundreds of students and professionals. 

She has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, and several book chapters in the areas of as well as an edited book entitled, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment: A Practitioner’s Guide.  

Dr. Martin chairs the Education and Training Committee for the Society of Addiction Psychology (Division 50, American Psychological Association) and is a member of several journal editorial boards. 

Dr. Martin enjoys running, yoga, concerts, walking her dogs and spending time with her husband and two children.

Pronouns: She/her/hers  

Research: Substance use and health-related behaviors among emerging adults and college students; training mental health professionals in substance use/addictive behaviors and screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT)

Most Recent Grants:

Project ACCESS (Achieving College Completion through Engaged Support Services): A Comprehensive HIV Prevention Navigator Program at a Large Public University

The purpose of this project is to provide timely and responsive HIV Prevention Navigator services to undergraduate and graduate students from racial/ethnic minorities at highest risk for HIV and substance use disorders enrolled at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

  • Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA-CSAP)            
  • Award Amount: $999,318
  • Project Dates: August 31, 2021, to August 30, 2026
  • Role on Project: Co-Principal Investigator and Project Evaluator

Most Recent Publications:

Cimini, M. D. & Martin, J. L., (in press). Addressing substance use in clinical assessment and treatment. In APA Handbook of Psychotherapy. Washington: APA Books.

*Ertl, M. M., Martin, J. L., Dillon, F. R., & Sheu, H. B. (in press). Associations between ethnic identity commitment, discrimination, and sexism with sexual risk among Latina college students. Journal of Latinx Psychology.

*Pazienza, R., Martin, J. L., Wegner, R., McAndrew, L. M., *Carey, C., Blumenthal, H., & Ham, L. S. (in press). Bystander intervention among college student drinking     gamers: Sexual assault attitudes, self-efficacy, and intent to intervene. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

*Ertl, M. M., Sawyer, J. S., & Martin, J. L., & Brenner, R. E. (in press). The role of objectification in college women’s substance use and sexual risk. Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion. Advance online publication.

*Ertl M. M., *Pazienza R., *Cannon M., *Cabrera Tineo Y. A., *Fresquez C. L., *McDonough, A. K., *Bozek D. M., *Ozmat E. E., *Ladouceur G. M., *Planz E. K., & Martin J. L.    (2022). Associations between Impulsivity and Exercise Addiction, Disordered Eating, and Alcohol Use Behaviors: A Latent Profile Analysis. Substance Use & Misuse, 57(6), 886–896.

Zamboanga, B. L., Merrill, J. E., Olthuis, J. V., Martin, J. L., Jarrell, J. T., Cannon, M., Meca, A., Milroy, J. J., & Wyrick, D. L. (2022). A National Study on Drinking Game Behaviors and Related Consequences Among NCAA Student-Athletes: Racial/Ethnic and Sex Differences. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 83(1), 74–84.  

Zamboanga, B. L., Merrill, J. E., Olthuis, J. V., Martin, J. L., *Cannon, M., *Jarrell, J. T., Meca, A., Milroy. J. L., & Wyrick, D. L. (2021). Racial, ethnic, and sex differences in heavy drinking and negative alcohol-related consequences in a national sample of NCAA student-athlete drinker? Journal of American College Health.

*Jordan, H.J., Colvin, K.F., *Kim, K.Y.E., Martin, J. L., & Madson, M.B. (2021). Psychometric validation of the Protective Drinking Practices Scale in college students across the United States. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 29(3), 251–260.

Cimini, M. D. & Martin, J. L., Eds. (2020). Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment: A Practitioner’s Guide. Washington: APA Books.

Lui, P. P., Zamboanga, B. L., *Ertl, M., Martin, J. L., Rodriguez, L. M., & *Gonzales, R. (2020). Drinking motives, cultural orientations, and alcohol use among Hispanic college students at the U.S.-Mexico border. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 18, 1 – 19.

*Perrotte, J., Martin, J. L., & Piña-Watson, B. (2020). Traditional feminine gender roles, alcohol use, and protective behavioral strategies among Latina college students. Journal of American College Health.

Martin, J. L., Ferreira, J. A., Haase, R., Martens, M. P., *Coelho, M., *Martins, J., & Jome, L. (2020). Associations between alcohol outcomes and interactions between drinking motives and personality traits: A cross-cultural study. European Journal of Health Psychology, 27, 30-42.

*Brunkow, A., *Cannon, M., Graff, F., Martin, J. L., Hausmann, L. R. M., McAndrew, L. M. (2020). Doctor recommendations are related to patient interest and use of behavioral     treatment for chronic pain and addiction. The Journal of Pain, 21, 979-987.

Martin, J. L., Colvin, K. F., Madson, M. B., Zamboanga, B. L., *Pazienza, R. (2020). Optimal assessment of protective behavioral strategies among college drinkers: An item response theory analysis. Psychological Assessment, 32, 394-406.

Martin, J. L., Cimini, M. D., *Longo, L., M., Sawyer, J. S., & *Ertl, M. M. (2020). Equipping mental health professionals to meet the needs of substance-using clients: Evaluation of an SBIRT training program. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 14, 42-51.

*Longo, L. M., *Ertl, M. M., *Pazienza, R., *Agiliga, A. A., Dillon, F. R., Martin, J. L. (2020). Associations among negative urgency, sensation seeking, alcohol use, self-esteem, and casual sexual behavior for college students. Substance Use and Misuse, 55, 796-805.

Burrow-Sanchez, J., Martin, J. L., Taylor, J. M. (2020). The need for training psychologists in substance use disorders. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 14, 8-18.

McAndrew, L. M., Slotkin, S., Kimber, J., Maestro, K., Phillips, L. A.,  Martin, J. L., Eukland, A. (2019). Cultural incongruity predicts adjustment to college for student veterans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66, 678-689.

Martin, J. L., Zamboanga, B. L., Haase, R. F., & *Buckner, L. (2019). Measurement invariance of the Protective Behavioral Strategies Scale across racial groups. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 53, 17-33.

Dillon, F. R., *Eklund, A., *Ebersole, R., *Ertl, M. E., Martin, J. L., *Verile, M. G... Fisher, N. (2019). Heterosexual self-presentation and other individual- and community-based correlates of HIV testing among Latino MSM. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 20, 238-251.