Craig Martinez, Dr. PH Biography

2017 05 12 1000 Dr Craig MartinezCraig Martinez, Dr. PH is a program manager for the California Endowment’s Healthy Neighborhood Programs.  Dr. Martinez will work on policy and systems changes that will result in improved neighborhood environments that support health. Dr.  Martinez, who most recently served as a health policy advisor in the Majority Health Policy Office of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, will help California create neighborhoods that help prevent illness and support health.  As health policy advisor in the Majority Health Policy Office of the Senate HELP Committee, Dr. Martinez first served under the Chairmanship of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and subsequently under the Chairmanship of Senator Tom Harkin. His legislative portfolio on the HELP Committee included issues relating to public health, prevention, health disparities, mental health, HIV/AIDS and public health preparedness.
Dr. Martinez received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Stanford University, and holds both a Master of Public Health Degree and a Doctorate in Public Health in child and adolescent health and development from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has also worked in a number of community-based organizations addressing adolescent health concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area including HIV/AIDS, violence prevention, and environmental health. Martinez is a member of the American Public Health Association.