Meet Mary Martinasek
Assistant Dean, Natural and Health Sciences, Associate Professor, Public Health, Health Sciences and Human Performance
Phone: (813) 257-5037
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
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
Health Promotion and Program Planning
Clinical Epidemiology for Advanced Practice Nurses
Principles of Epidemiology in Exercise and Public Health
Research Methods in Health Sciences
Mary Martinasek specializes in social marketing, mixed method research inquiry and health program evaluation. Her research interests include vaping, inhalational marijuana and waterpipe tobacco (hookah smoking) related primarily to young adults. She also conducts research related to asthma. Martinasek is a certified asthma educator, certified health education specialist and a registered respiratory therapist.
Martinasek is a volunteer for the Southeast U.S. American Lung Association Board and the American School Health Association Board. She currently serves in appointed positions with the State of Florida’s Tobacco Advisory Council and the Department of Health’s Institutional Review Board. Martinasek is a founding board member and active volunteer with the Tampa Bay Asthma Coalition and serves as co-chair for the Florida Asthma Coalition. She serves on the editorial board for two peer-reviewed journals. In the community, Martinasek provides education to health care students and community members on vaping, hookah, motivational interviewing and lung health issues. She is a tobacco treatment specialist and provides smoking/vaping cessation classes at the University.
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
Dr. Joseph Sclafani Collaborative Partnership Award- UT Student Affairs Award, 2020
American Lung Association Gulf Coast Volunteer of the Year Award, 2019
University of Tampa Unsung Hero Award, 2016
American Association Respiratory Care Foundation's William F. Miller, MD Postgraduate Education Recognition Award, 2010