Julia Martinez

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Julia Martinez

Associate Professor of Psychology

Department/Office Information

Psychological and Brain Sciences
106C Olin Hall

Welcome to the Alcohol, Drugs, and Behavior lab!

PhD (Clinical Psychology), University of Missouri-Columbia
     Minor: Quantitative Methods
     Clinical Internship: Medical University of South Carolina

BA (Psychology), Dartmouth College

  • Alcohol use disorders: Antecedents, development, course, correlates and consequences, and related public health and intervention issues.
  • College drinking
  • Drug use

*Indicates a student author.

Refereed Journal Articles

Martinez, J.A., Johnson, D.N. & Jones, J.A. (2018). Beyond Punishment: The Impacts of Medical Amnesty in the U.S. Residential College Context. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 25248-253.

Scalzo, A.C.* & Martinez, J.A. (2017). Not all anxiety is the same: How different “types” of anxiety uniquely associate to college students’ drinking intentions. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 943-947.

Haeny, A.M., Weaver, C.C., Martinez, J.A., Steinley, D. & Sher, K.J. (2017). Is the deliberate induction of alcohol tolerance associated with negative alcohol outcomes? Addictive Behaviors, 65, 98-101.

Stogner, J., Martinez, J.A., Miller, B.L. & Sher, K.J. (2016). How strong is the “fake ID effect?”: A reexamination using propensity score matching in two samples. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 2648-2655. PMID: 27769102

Dale, C.F.*, Fontana, V.C.* & Martinez, J.A. (2016). What’s your “vice?:” A combined approach to drugs and other addictive substances and activities. Addiction Research & Theory, 24, 366-374.  

                       (note: each student author contributed equally)

Martinez, J.A., Dale, C.F.*, Fontana, V.C.*, and Collier, S.L.* (2015). The impact of standard nutrition labels on alcoholic beverages. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(2), 43-63. 

Martinez, J.A., Roth, M.G.*, Johnson, D.N. & Jones, J.A. (2015). How robustly does cannabis use associate to college grades?: Findings from two cohorts. Journal of Drug Education, 45, 56-67. PMID: 26224748

Martinez, J.A., Johnson, D.N. & Jones, J.A. (2015). A cocktail of extracurricular activities (ECAs): Different ECA combinations and their association with heavy drinking in two college cohorts. Journal of College Student Development, 56, 392-396.

Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J. & Wood, P.K. (2014). Drinking consequences and subsequent drinking in college students over 4 years. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 1240-1245. PMID: 25528051

Winograd, R.P., Littlefield, A.K., Martinez, J.A. & Sher, K.J. (2012). The drunken self: The five-factor model as an organizational framework for characterizing perceptions of one's own drunkenness.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36,1787-1793. PMID: 22458428

Martinez, J.A., Steinley, D.A., & Sher, K.J. (2010). Deliberate induction of alcohol tolerance: Empirical introduction to a novel health risk. Addiction, 105,1767-1770.
PMID: 20840199

Martinez, J.A. & Sher, K.J. (2010). Methods of “Fake ID” Obtainment and use in underage college students. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 738-740
PMID: 20359829

Muñoz, M.A., Martinez, J.A., Fernandez-Santaella, M.C., Vila, J. & Cepeda-Benito, A. (2010). Two scales to evaluate cocaine craving. Substance Use & Misuse, 45, 1303–1318.

Martinez, J.A., Muñoz, M.A. & Sher, K.J. (2009). A new minimum legal drinking age (MLDA)?: Some findings to inform the debate. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 407-410. PMID: 19135311 

Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J., Krull, J.L. & Wood, P.K. (2009). Blue-collar scholars?: Mediators and moderators of university attrition in first-generation college students. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 87-103.

Martinez, J.A., Sher, K.J., & Wood, P.K. (2008). Is heavy drinking really associated with attrition from college?: The alcohol-attrition paradox. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 450-456. PMID: 18778140

Muñoz, M.A., Martinez, J.A., Tejero, A. & Cepeda-Benito, A. (2008). Development of the brief Spanish cocaine craving questionnaire-general. Psicothema, 20, 545-550.

Martinez, J.A., Rutledge, P.C. & Sher, K.J. (2007). “Fake ID" ownership and heavy drinking in underage college students: Prospective findings. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors21, 226-232. PMID: 17563142


Refereed Articles, Commentaries, and Case Studies:

Martinez, J.A. (in press). Learn data preparation and pre-processing with an online survey of correlates of heavy drinking. SAGE Research Methods Datasets Online.

Martinez, J.A. & Mallett, K.A. (2016). Potential opportunities for peer feedback interventions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, 842-843.

Martinez, J.A. (2017). Managing personal agendas in alcohol and drug research. SAGE Research Methods Cases Online, Part 2DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473993358

            ISBN: 9781473993358 (e‐book)

Martinez, J.A. (2016). How often do participants treat our alcohol research studies as a BYOB? Addiction Research & Therapy, 7, 2.


Book Chapters:

Sher, K.J., Martinez, J.A. & Littlefield, A.K. (2011). Alcohol use and alcohol use disorders). In D. Barlow, (Ed.). Oxford handbook of clinical psychology, pp. 405-445.  New York: Oxford.

Sher, K.J., Talley, A.E., Littlefield, A.K. & Martinez, J.A. (2011). Alcohol use disorders and health. In H. Friedman, (Ed.), Oxford handbook of health psychology, pp. 686-737. New York: Oxford.

Sher, K.J., & Martinez, J.A. (2009). The future of treatment for substance use: A View from 2009. In L. Cohen, F. L. Collins, A. M. Young, D. E. McChargue, & T. R. Leffingwell (Eds.), The pharmacology and treatment of substance abuse: An evidence-based approach (pp. 635-652). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Sher, K.J., Wolf, S.T., & Martinez, J.A. (2009). How can etiological research inform the distinction between normal drinking and disordered drinking? In L. M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of drug use etiology (pp. 225-246). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Psyc 498, Senior Research Theses
Psyc 341, Psychological Criminology
Psyc 309, Quantitative Methods in Psychology 
Psyc 262, Psychopathology 
Psyc 200, Research Methods in Psychology
Core 175, The Science of Drinking: Approaches to Alcohol Research 

First-generation college students: I was the first in my family to go to college, and I know it can be pretty challenging!  Even if you're not in any of my classes, feel free to contact me--I'm always happy to talk about being the first to go to college!

Media coverage:
Read about fake ID use

Chair, Institutional Review Board