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Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD


Associate Professor
Community Health and Prevention
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BA, Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, PhD, Psychology (Biological and Health Psychology), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Ana Martinez-Donate is an associate professor of Community Health and Prevention in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, joining the School in September 2015. Previously, she was a tenured faculty in the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison. From 2005-2007, she was an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University. She was trained in Health Psychology and received her PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, in 1999. She completed post-graduate studies in Epidemiology at the National School of Public Health, Spain (2000) and received post-doctoral training at San Diego State University, focusing on health promotion, behavioral epidemiology, and community health.

Martinez-Donate's work has focused primarily on Latino immigrants and other disadvantaged populations. She applies a social ecological framework to the analysis of behavioral and social determinants of population health and the development and evaluation of community-based interventions for disease prevention and health promotion.

For more information, visit her personal website:
To learn more about Project Migrante, visit:
On Twitter: @amdonate

Research Interests

  • Community Engaged Research
  • Immigrant Health
  • Health Disparities
  • HIV Prevention
  • Health Care Access
  • Latino Health


Yaeger JP, Temte JL, Hanrahan LP, Martinez-Donate AP. The Roles of Provider, Patient, and Community Characteristics in the Management of Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infections. Annals of Family Medicine, in press.

Escaron AL, Martinez-Donate AP, Riggall JG, Meinen A, Hall B, Nieto FJ, Nitzke S. Developing and Implementing “Waupaca Eating Smart”: A Restaurant and Supermarket Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating Through Changes in the Food Environment. Health Promotion Practice, in press.

Zhang X, Martinez-Donate A, Kuo D, Piper M. Beyond Cigarette Smoking: Smoke-free Home Rules and Use of Alternative Tobacco Products. Perspectives in Public Health, in press.

Zhang X, Martinez-Donate A, Rhoads N. Parental practices and attitudes regarding smoke-free rules in homes, cars, and outdoors playgrounds in U.S. households with underage children. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015;12:140553. DOI:

Zhang X, Martinez-Donate AP, Simon NJ, Hovell MF, Rangel MG, Sipan C. Risk Behaviors for HIV Infection among Travelling Mexican Migrants: The US-Mexico Border as a Contextual Risk Factor. Global Public Health, in press.

Valdivia-Espino J, Guerrero N, Rhoads N, Simon NJ, Escaron A, Meinen A, Nieto J, Martinez-Donate AP. Community-based restaurant interventions to promote healthy eating: A systematic review. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12:140455. DOI:

Halverson JL, Martinez-Donate AP, Palta M, Leal T, Lubner S, Walsh MC, Schaaf-Strickland J, Smith PD, Trentham-Dietz A. Health Literacy and Health-related Quality of Life Among a Population-based Sample of Cancer Patients. Journal of Health Communication, in press.

Martinez-Donate AP, Rangel MG, Rhoads N, Zhang X, Hovell M, Magis-Rodriguez C, Gonzalez-Fagoaga JE. Identifying opportunities to increase HIV testing among Mexican migrants: A call to step up efforts in health care and detention settings. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123631. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123631 PMCID: PMC4393219.

Martinez-Donate AP, Golembiewski AJ, Meinen A, Malecki K, et al. Evaluation Of Waupaca Eating Smart: A Pilot Intervention To Improve The Nutrition Environment And Promote Healthy Eating In Restaurants And Food Stores Of A Rural Community. BMC Public Health, 2015, 15:136 (12 February 2015). PMCID: PMC4331304

Martinez-Donate AP, Hovell MF, Rangel MG, Zhang X, Sipan CL, Magis-Rodriguez C, Gonzalez-Fagoaga JE. Migrants In Transit: The Importance of Monitoring HIV Risk Among Migrant Flows Converging On The Mexico-U.S. Border. Am J Public Health. 2015 March; 105(3): 497–509. Published online 2015 March. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302336. PMCID: PMC4330846

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