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Karen G. Martinez

Faculty RankAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentSchool of Medicine
AddressUPR- Medical Sciences Campus, School of Medicine
San Juan PR 936
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-7011-2751 Additional info
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    Karen G. Martinez-Gonzalez, MD, MSc is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico where she directs the Center for the Study and Treatment of Fear and Anxiety and is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. She also completed a NIH funded Post-Doctoral Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research in 2006 and is now the Principal Investigator and Director of this program. She is also the Principal Investigator of a NIH grant studying the epigenetic and microbial profile of prenatal stress related to Hurricane María. She is an active member of several professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Trauma and Disaster Committee; member of the board of directors and president elect of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and was appointed to the Puerto Rico COVID-19 Medical Task Force by the Governor. She is now also the director of the University of Puerto Rico Perinatal Mental Health Center.

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    1. Rodríguez-Soto NC, Buxó CJ, Morou-Bermudez E, Pérez-Edgar K, Ocasio-Quiñones IT, Surillo-González MB, Martinez KG. The impact of prenatal maternal stress due to potentially traumatic events on child temperament: A systematic review. Dev Psychobiol. 2021 Nov; 63(7):e22195. PMID: 34674245.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Gonzalez P, Martinez KG. The role of stress and fear in the development of mental disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2014 Dec; 37(4):535-46. PMID: 25455064.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Martínez KG, Castro-Couch M, Franco-Chaves JA, Ojeda-Arce B, Segura G, Milad MR, Quirk GJ. Correlations between psychological tests and physiological responses during fear conditioning and renewal. Biol Mood Anxiety Disord. 2012 Sep 17; 2:16. PMID: 22985550.
    4. Liberatore KA, Rosario K, Colón-De Martí LN, Martínez KG. Prevalence of Internet addiction in Latino adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2011 Jun; 14(6):399-402. PMID: 21114410.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Martínez KG, Quirk GJ. Extending fear extinction beyond anxiety disorders. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Mar 15; 65(6):453-4. PMID: 19236997.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Martínez KG, Pérez EA, Ramírez R, Canino G, Rand C. The role of caregivers' depressive symptoms and asthma beliefs on asthma outcomes among low-income Puerto Rican children. J Asthma. 2009 Mar; 46(2):136-41. PMID: 19253118.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Suau GM, Martínez KG. Risk of serotonin syndrome with complementary and alternative medicines: importance to child and adolescent psychiatry. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2009 Jan-Mar; 101(1):47-50. PMID: 19954088.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Quirk GJ, Martinez KG, Nazario Rodríguez LL. Translating findings from basic fear research to clinical psychiatry in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2007 Dec; 26(4):321-8. PMID: 18246959.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    9. Martínez KG, Guiot HM, Casas-Dolz I, González-Tejera G, Colón de Martí LN. Applicability of the Spanish Translation of the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale in a general Puerto Rican population. P R Health Sci J. 2003 Jun; 22(2):179-85. PMID: 12866143.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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