Alexis Martinez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, joined the faculty in 2007. She is a medical sociologist with a background in community-based research with marginalized populations and is also the Graduate Studies Coordinator in Sexuality Studies. Her current work focuses on the criminalization of drug use in the United States as a structural factor that shapes the HIV risk environment of injection drug users (IDUs). Previously, Dr. Martinez worked with the Urban Health Study at UCSF to understand the relationship between arrests, incarceration, and HIV risk among street-based IDUs in San Francisco.
Previously Offered Courses
- SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods
- SOC 375 Sociology of Drugs and Drug Use in the United States