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Dr. Ruby Martinez, RN, PhD, CS

Dr. Ruby Martinez, RN, PhD, CS

Dr. Ruby Martinez (left) with a student.

Dr. Ruby Martinez is an Assistant Professor-CT and Director of the Student Services and Diversity Office at the CU School of Nursing where she teaches psychiatric nursing, conducts research on and practices with vulnerable populations. Dr. Martinez earned her PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1995. Other graduate degrees from the University of Colorado include a MS in Nursing Administration and Post Masters Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Professional practice includes both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. Dr. Martinez was the Assistant Nursing Services Administrator for over 12 years at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado. Dr. Martinez is a board certified clinical nurse specialist in adult mental health nursing.

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Recent experience includes practice in a school based primary health clinic that was staffed by advanced practice nurses serving primarily uninsured people. Dr. Martinez currently serves as a mental health consultant and practitioner for the Miracles Program, a substance abuse treatment program in Denver designed to help women on probation and those recently released from incarceration. As a researcher, Dr. Martinez has studied Latino health, attitudes toward people who abuse substances, seclusion and restraint, and personal safety of runaway teenagers. Dr. Martinez also served on the Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council from 1997 to 2002. Currently, Dr. Martinez holds the office of Vice President in the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, where she is a founding member. She was commissioned by President Bush’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health to serve as a consultant in the area of cultural competence in mental health.

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