Andrés S. Martin MD, MPH

Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor of Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Services, Yale Child Study Center; Deputy Chair for Training and Education and Director of Medical Studies, Yale Child Study Center; Medical Director, Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

Research Interests

Inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Pediatric psychosomatic medicine; Psychosocial aspects of pediatric oncology; Medical education in child and adolescent psychiatry

Current Projects

Journal of he American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Editor-in-Chief (2008 - )

Research Summary

Dr. Martin’s clinical work is at the interface of serious pediatric illness and mental health. As the Riva Ariella Ritvo Professor of Pediatric Oncology Psychosocial Services, he and his colleagues have formed a collaborative mental health resource together with the Department of Pediatrics’ Section of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, through which to provide mental health services to children with cancer and their families. In addition to caring for pediatric inpatients and outpatients through this partnership, Dr. Martin has developed together with colleagues at the Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Department of Social Work the Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program. Modeled after the original program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, PACT provides parental guidance and developmentally informed consultation to parents diagnosed with cancer.

Dr. Martin serves as Deputy Chair for Training and Education at the Child Study Center. He is principal investigator on an NIMH-funded grant that supports the training infrastructure of the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Research Training Program in Child, Adolescent and General Psychiatry. He is associate training director for child and adolescent psychiatry, and apart from his involvement in the post-doctoral residency training programs, has focused on teaching and mentorship for Yale and visiting medical students. The Donald J. Cohen Mentorship Program in child psychiatry that he has been centrally involved in developing at Yale has come to be seen as a useful and transportable model that has been since replicated at ten other institutions across the nation, as well as in yearly international conferences.

Dr. Martin’s scholarship has focused on the dissemination of information in child and adolescent psychiatry, including as Editor-in-Chief of the flagship Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and as co-editor of Pediatric Psycho-oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions (Second Edition, 2012), and of Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice (Second Edition, 2011).

Selected Publications

  • Kreitler, S., Ben-Arush, MW., Martin, A. Pediatric Psycho-oncology: Psychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions, Second Edition. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
  • Martin, A., Scahill, Kratochvil, C. (Editors): Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Principles and Practice, Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
  • Martin, A., Volkmar, F.R.: Lewis's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fourth Edition. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007
  • Martin, A.: Ignition Sequence: On Mentorship. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2005 44(12): 1225-1229

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