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Marlayna Martinez

Marlayna Martinez BA

San Luis Valley Community Research Liaison, Professional Research Assistant
  • Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)
  • Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center

Marlayna Martinez joined the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) as a community research liaison for the San Luis Valley in 2018. As a resident and community member of the San Luis Valley herself, Marlayna is well positioned to help support community-based research in her region and facilitate connections, partnerships, and leverage resources for the benefit of her community. She works across sectors including non-profits, early childhood centers, K-12 schools, youth organizations, public health, primary care clinics, and others. Marlayna helps lead the RMPRC's Community Advisory Board in the San Luis Valley and also works as a professional research assistant on many projects with the Colorado School of Public Health including Linking Systems to Address ACEs in Childhood Early On (STANCE) and the COVID-19 Supplement Funding Project. She also works in the Department of Family Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus including as a PRA for Home vs. Office vs Telehealth Induction for Medication Assisted Treatment (HOMER) and as a practice facilitator for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Language and Hearing Science, University of Colorado, Boulder. 


  • Community Research Liaison, ex-oficio voting member, Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT)
  • Community Research Liaison, RMPRC San Luis Valley Community Advisory Board; Practice Facilitator, Colorado Research Network (CaReNet) Practice Based Research Network
  • Board Secretary, Early Childhood Council of the SLV; Board member, Rio Grande Board of Health and Wellness