William Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry of University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Martinez is the Director of Child and Adolescent Services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a publicly-funded outpatient clinic serving youth ages 0-20 in San Francisco County. He is also faculty in two UCSF American Psychological Association accredited training programs: Multicultural Clinical Training Program and the Clinical Psychology Training Program. He is the co-chair of the steering committee for the UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative, an interdisciplinary hub bringing together experts across the UCSF system with the goal of improving the medical and behavioral healthcare of immigrant youth and families. Dr. Martinez also co-founded the Bay Area Health and Legal Partnerships for Immigrant Youth (BAHLI), a consortium of medical, behavioral health, and legal providers working on policy and advocacy work to improve conditions for youth in the United States immigration court system. His research focuses on examining impact of social determinants on mental health disparities among Latinx youth populations; examination of community-engagement frameworks to inform implementation science efforts targeting newcomer immigrant youth; coalition building and health-legal partnerships.