A third generation Arizona native, Dr. Martin is an Arizona licensed clinical psychologist who has practiced geropsychology in the greater Phoenix area for over 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Ohio University. After completing an NIMH-sponsored clinical aging fellowship at the Hutchings Institute in Syracuse, NY, he moved back to Arizona where, with Dr. Pamela Willson, he established one of the first private practices in geropsychology in the nation.
Dr. Martin is a founding partner of InteGer and is a leading expert in the non-pharmacological treatment and care of persons who exhibit challenging behaviors in LTC settings. An innovator in the field, he has designed and directed several successful LTC-based specialized behavior and dementia programs throughout Arizona. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Outstanding Community Service award from the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium, the “Health Care Heroes” Provider of the Year award from the Arizona Business Journal, and the Humanitarian and Volunteer of the Year awards from the Greater Phoenix chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Dr. Martin has volunteered his time and expertise to the Alzheimer’s Association for over three decades, including serving on the board of directors of the Desert Southwest chapter for 14 years and facilitating the north Scottsdale Alzheimer’s support group for 24 years. He is well-known as a popular lecturer and writer. His book Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia (co-edited by Dr. Marwan Sabbagh; Springer/Alzheimer’s Association, 2010) was awarded two Book of the Year awards by the American Journal of Nursing in the areas of hospice/palliative care and gerontological nursing.