Alexis Martinez

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

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(415) 338-2269

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Wednesday: 11:00-12:00


Alexis Martinez, Associate Professor of Sociology, joined the faculty in 2007. She is a medical sociologist with a background in community-based research with marginalized populations. Her current work focuses on the criminalization of drug use in the United States as a structural factor that shapes the HIV risk environment of injection drug users (IDUs). Previously, Dr. Martinez worked with the Urban Health Study at UCSF to understand the relationship between arrests, incarceration, and HIV risk among street-based IDUs in San Francisco.

Courses offered Fall 2017

  • SOC 393 Introduction to Research Methods
  • SXS 885 Advanced Methods in Sexuality Studies