Jasel D. Martin, DrPH, MS, MBA, CPT, EP-C, CHES
Dr. Jasel Martin currently, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Department in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed her DrPH (Doctorate of Public Health) at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. Her dissertation was a cross-sectional study observing the relationships between social support, self-regulation and leisure time physical activity in Black college-aged women.
Dr. Martin’s research has been situated within the context of physical activity engagement and chronic disease outcomes. Her training and experience have equipped her to develop robust research and community initiatives addressing the causes and outcomes of obesity, using Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), Exercise Physiology, Health Equity and Patient Engagement.
Her research aims to address systemic issues that promote chronic illness by engaging all members of the research learning community (including lay community members), developing a theoretical basis, and testing measures using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Furthermore, it fills a significant gap in the literature by focusing on racial and social disparities, and minority community involvement related to physical activity and health promotion.
She is a pioneer in the process of applying Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to physical activity and lifestyle, to make an impact on a variety of health-related outcomes. One goal of her research will be to compare the effectiveness of supervised versus non-supervised physical activity on physical activity engagement and chronic illnesses. Another goal of her research is to determine the effectiveness of physical activity on health outcomes as the type, dose and intensity of physical activity changes.