1983 Santa Fe Community College, A.S.
2005 University of South Florida, B.S.
2007 University of South Florida, MPH
2011 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
Health Policy and Social Change
Special Topics in Health Science
Health Promotion and Planning
Career SpecialtiesMary Martinasek specializes in social marketing, mixed method research inquiry and health program evaluation. Her research interests include the use of texting for smoking cessation in college students, waterpipe tobacco (hookah) smoking and the use of social media and technology for teen asthma control.
Professional and Community Activities:Martinasek is a volunteer for the Gulf Coast American Lung Association board and the Florida Society for Respiratory Care. She was also a founding board member of the Tampa Bay Asthma Coalition.Martinasek has been involved as a volunteer in the state, improving disaster preparedness for hospital-based respiratory therapists in Florida.
Honors and Awards
American Association Respiratory Care Foundation’s William F. Miller, MD Postgraduate Education Recognition Award (2010)
Poster of Distinction Award, American Academy of Health Behavior Conference, 2010
Volunteer of the Year Award, American Lung Association, 2007
Educational Partnership Award, American Lung Association, 2006