David Martins, M.B.

A Short Biography:

Dr. David Martins is a graduate of the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria. He completed his Residency training in Internal Medicine at Charles Drew University and obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research from the Department of Biomathematics in UCLA. Dr. Martins is a Clinical Hypertension Specialist and a graduate of the Healthcare Leadership Fellowship of the Center for Health Professions in UCSF. He was the Medical Director of T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Clinic for about 10 years and continues to see patients with hypertension at the Clinic. He is a Clinical Researcher and has participated as a Principal Investigator and a Co-Investigator in several National landmark studies on Hypertension and Kidney Disease. He has published a significant number of articles on hypertension in many peer-reviewed medical journals and has contributed on several book chapters on hypertension to many professional textbooks in Medicine. Dr. David Martins is currently the Assistant Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs at the Charles Drew University and a recipient of the Best Teaching Resident and the Best Clinician Awards from Charles Drew University. He is a member of the research team investigating the role of Vitamin D in the onset and progression of chronic diseases particularly among the racial ethnic minorities at the Charles Drew University.

Work Titles
CTSI Leader, Clinical Immunology Research Laboratory (CIRL) Member, CTSI
Charles Drew University Assistant Dean, Research and Education
LABioMed Health Sciences Clinical Professor, PSYCHIATRY
UCLA Assistant Professor, Medicine
Education:
Degrees:
M.B., College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, 1986 - 1989
M.S., Department Of Biomathematics, UCLA, 2002 - 2005
B.S., Department of Science University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, 1983 - 1986

Contact Information:

Work Email Address:

davidmartins@cdrewu.edu


Website:


CDU Community Engagement

Fax Number:

310-764-0882

Work Phone Number:

323-357-3625

Office Address:

Main Office
1731 E 120th St
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Publications:

Martins David, Agodoa Lawrence, Norris Keith C   Hypertensive chronic kidney disease in African Americans: strategies for improving care Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine, 2012; 79(10): 726-34.
Martins David, Agodoa Lawrence, Norris Keith   Kidney disease in disadvantaged populations International journal of nephrology, 2012; 2012(10): 469265.
Artaza Jorge N, Contreras Sandra, Garcia Leah A, Mehrotra Rajnish, Gibbons Gary, Shohet Ralph, Martins David, Norris Keith C   Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: potential role in health disparities Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2011; 22(4 Suppl): 23-38.
Ani Chizobam, Pan Deyu, Martins David, Ovbiagele Bruce   Age- and sex-specific in-hospital mortality after myocardial infarction in routine clinical practice Cardiology research and practice, 2010; 2010(4 Suppl): 752765.
Martins David, Ani Chizobam, Pan Deyu, Ogunyemi Omolola, Norris Keith   Renal dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease mortality Journal of nutrition and metabolism, 2010; 2010(4 Suppl): .
Mehrotra Rajnish, Kermah Dulcie A, Salusky Isidro B, Wolf Myles S, Thadhani Ravi I, Chiu Yi-Wen, Martins David, Adler Sharon G, Norris Keith C   Chronic kidney disease, hypovitaminosis D, and mortality in the United States Kidney international, 2009; 76(9): 977-83.
Sayles Jennifer N, Wong Mitchell D, Kinsler Janni J, Martins David, Cunningham William E   The association of stigma with self-reported access to medical care and antiretroviral therapy adherence in persons living with HIV/AIDS Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24(10): 1101-8.
Norris Keith C, Tareen Naureen, Martins David, Vaziri Nosratola D   Implications of ethnicity for the treatment of hypertensive kidney disease, with an emphasis on African Americans Nature clinical practice. Nephrology, 2008; 4(10): 538-49.
Martins David, Tareen Naureen, Ogedegbe Godwin, Pan Deyu, Norris Keith   The relative risk of cardiovascular death among racial and ethnic minorities with metabolic syndrome: data from the NHANES-II mortality follow-up Journal of the National Medical Association, 2008; 100(5): 565-71.
Martins David, Tareen Naureen, Zadshir Ashraf, Pan Deyu, Vargas Roberto, Nissenson Allen, Norris Keith   The association of poverty with the prevalence of albuminuria: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 2006; 47(6): 965-71.
Tareen Naureen, Zadshir Ashraf, Martins David, Pan Deyu, Nicholas Susanne, Norris Keith   Chronic kidney disease in African American and Mexican American populations Kidney international. Supplement, 2005; 15(97): S137-40.
Nicholas Susanne B, Tareen Naureen, Zadshir Ashraf, Martins David, Pan Deyu, Norris Keith C   Management of early chronic kidney disease in indigenous populations and ethnic minorities Kidney international. Supplement, 2005; 15(97): S78-81.
Tareen Naureen, Martins David, Nagami Glenn, Levine Barton, Norris Keith C   Sodium disorders in the elderly Journal of the National Medical Association, 2005; 97(2): 217-24.
Tareen Naureen, Martins David, Zadshir Ashraf, Pan Deyu, Norris Keith C   The impact of routine vitamin supplementation on serum levels of 25 (OH) D3 among the general adult population and patients with chronic kidney disease Ethnicity & disease, 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5): S5-102-6.
Zadshir Ashraf, Tareen Naureen, Pan Deyu, Norris Keith, Martins David   The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among US adults: data from the NHANES III Ethnicity & disease, 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5): S5-97-101.
Tareen Naureen, Zadshir Ashraf, Martins David, Nagami Glenn, Levine Barton, Norris Keith C   Alterations in acid-base homeostasis with aging Journal of the National Medical Association, 2004; 96(7): 921-5; quiz 925-6.
Nicholas Susanne B, Tareen Naureen, Martins David, Norris Keith C   Calcium antagonists: a more expansive role in treating persons with reduced kidney function? Ethnicity & disease, 2004; 14(4): S2-42-5.
Martins David, Tareen Naureen, Nicholas Susanne B, Jones Loretta, Norris Keith C   Education, motivation and medication for African Americans: bringing hypertension guidelines to practice Ethnicity & disease, 2004; 14(4): S2-38-41.
Martins David, Norris Keith   Hypertension treatment in African Americans: physiology is less important than sociology Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine, 2004; 71(9): 735-43.
Martins David, Tareen Naureen, Pan Deyu, Norris Keith   The relationship between body mass index and pulse pressure in older adults with isolated systolic hypertension American journal of hypertension, 2002; 15(6): 538-43.
Martins David, Pan Deyu, Karami Nilgoon, Das Debesh, Norris Keith   The Relationship Between Body Weight and the Prevalence of Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Older Subjects Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.), 2000; 2(4): 248-252.

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