Faculty Profile: Martin, Sarah

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Martin, Sarah
Lab Contact:
Haydee Cortes
Department: Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Center on Stress & Health 505 S. Main St. Orange

Research Description

The UCI Center on Stress & Health (UCI CSH) is a multidisciplinary group of investigators from diverse areas in psychology and medicine aimed to assist children and families manage pain, anxiety, and stress surrounding medical care and disease burden. The UCI CSH is directed by Dr. Zeev Kain, a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and is comprised of multi-disciplinary collaboration between anesthesiologists, psychologists, surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, child life specialists, biomedical engineers, and computer scientists. Dr. Sarah Martin is a Principal Investigator in the UCI CSH, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and is on medical staff as a research collaborator in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CHOC. Dr. Martin’s research program involves the study of biopsychosocial mechanisms affecting pain and medical distress in children, with a particular interest in populations that face health inequities. Current research projects examine behavioral and social-cultural processes that improve pediatric pain, medical distress, and psychosocial outcomes surrounding medical procedures in the emergency department. Students may have the opportunity to participate in several other studies examining pediatric patient satisfaction and pediatric health care provider wellness, as well as other ongoing UCI CSH studies conducted in various medical settings including perioperative, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, and neonatology.
Because of the large population of Spanish-speaking families at CHOC, we are especially interested in bilingual students who may assist with the recruitment of these families to our research studies.

Working in an interdisciplinary research center within a medical setting. Exposure to human subjects research and in-person recruitment. Involvement in research data collection, patient recruitment and interaction, observing and analyzing medical procedures, data entry and analyses, and research mentorship.

Requirements to Participate

* Students should have transportation to get to and from CHOC Children's located in Orange.
* Dress code required: business casual or scrubs.
* Reliability and professionalism are extremely important.
* Interview required.
* Minimum 10-13 hrs./week commitment; Minimum of 3 units.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

-Timely completion of hours
-Presentation of relevant literature
-Independent research projects