Sarah L. Martin, MD is the primary investigator for the TTUHSC El Paso node of the Texas Youth Depression and Suicide network. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and her research interests lie in the areas of Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and public health issues such as obesity, substance use disorders in youth. Another related interest is in the treatment of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy.
Dr. Sarah Martin completed her BA at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and then served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps for two years. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then completed her residency and fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was on active duty for 11 years in the United States Army, including a deployment to Camp Bucca, a detainee facility in Iraq. Dr. Martin completed her military service at Ft. Bliss in 2013.
She is currently Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Texas Tech, El Paso, and is developing the El Paso Hub of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium, a state public health initiative spanning 16 counties in West and Southwest Texas.
Currently, she is working on the following research projects: The Early Intervention Study- A study of the first degree relatives of patients with bipolar disorder- can the severity of illness be mitigated by education on mental illness early or before onset of illness, Psychiatric Treatment During Pregnancy-attitudes surrounding the treatment of psychiatric disorders in pregnancy, ADHD and pediatric obesity- Does ADHD affect obesity rates in the children of our region, depression and suicide in Texas youth- a research network that follows children and adolescents in Texas who have depression or suicidal thoughts(funded by the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium).