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Dr. Martinez is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner teaching in the online Nursing Practice, DNP and online Executive Nursing Practice, DNP programs. She is passionate about pediatric healthcare. Initially, her research was focused on pediatric asthma care. After recently working with adolescents in a school-based health clinic setting, she became interested in incorporating adolescent mental health and health promotion among children and families into her research focus at UCF.