David S. Martins, MD
Title Associate Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Internal Medicine
School College of Medicine
Address 1748 E. 118th Street, LSRNE Building
Telephone (323) 568-3353
Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
1. Martins D, Agodoa L, Norris KC. Hypertensive chronic kidney disease in African Americans: strategies for improving care. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Oct; 79(10):726-34.
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2. Martins D, Agodoa L, Norris K. Kidney disease in disadvantaged populations. Int J Nephrol. 2012; 2012:469265.
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3. Artaza JN, Contreras S, Garcia LA, Mehrotra R, Gibbons G, Shohet R, Martins D, Norris KC. Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: potential role in health disparities. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011; 22(4 Suppl):23-38.
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4. Ani C, Pan D, Martins D, Ovbiagele B. Age- and sex-specific in-hospital mortality after myocardial infarction in routine clinical practice. Cardiol Res Pract. 2010; 2010:752765.
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5. Martins D, Ani C, Pan D, Ogunyemi O, Norris K. Renal dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease mortality. J Nutr Metab. 2010; 2010.
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6. Mehrotra R, Kermah DA, Salusky IB, Wolf MS, Thadhani RI, Chiu YW, Martins D, Adler SG, Norris KC. Chronic kidney disease, hypovitaminosis D, and mortality in the United States. Kidney Int. 2009 Nov; 76(9):977-83.
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7. Martins DS. "Diabetes and literacy: negotiating control through artifacts of medicalization". J Med Humanit. 2009 Jun; 30(2):115-30.
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8. Norris KC, Tareen N, Martins D, Vaziri ND. Implications of ethnicity for the treatment of hypertensive kidney disease, with an emphasis on African Americans. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 2008 Oct; 4(10):538-49.
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9. Martins D, Tareen N, Ogedegbe G, Pan D, Norris K. The relative risk of cardiovascular death among racial and ethnic minorities with metabolic syndrome: data from the NHANES-II mortality follow-up. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 May; 100(5):565-71.
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10. Fongwa MN, Evangelista LS, Hays RD, Martins DS, Elashoff D, Cowan MJ, Morisky DE. Adherence treatment factors in hypertensive African American women. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008; 4(1):157-66.
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11. Uramoto K, Martins DS, Lima RC, Zucchi RA. Host plant record for the fruit flies, Anastrepha fumipennis and A. nascimentoi (Diptera, Tephritidae). J Insect Sci. 2008; 8:1-4.
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12. Culik MP, Martins DS, Ventura JA, Wolff VS. Diaspididae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Espírito Santo, Brazil. J Insect Sci. 2008; 8:17.
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13. Martins D, Wolf M, Pan D, Zadshir A, Tareen N, Thadhani R, Felsenfeld A, Levine B, Mehrotra R, Norris K. Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the United States: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jun 11; 167(11):1159-65.
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14. Martins D, Tareen N, Zadshir A, Pan D, Vargas R, Nissenson A, Norris K. The association of poverty with the prevalence of albuminuria: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Jun; 47(6):965-71.
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15. Tareen N, Zadshir A, Martins D, Pan D, Nicholas S, Norris K. Chronic kidney disease in African American and Mexican American populations. Kidney Int Suppl. 2005 Aug; (97):S137-40.
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16. Nicholas SB, Tareen N, Zadshir A, Martins D, Pan D, Norris KC. Management of early chronic kidney disease in indigenous populations and ethnic minorities. Kidney Int Suppl. 2005 Aug; (97):S78-81.
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17. Tareen N, Martins D, Nagami G, Levine B, Norris KC. Sodium disorders in the elderly. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Feb; 97(2):217-24.
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18. Zadshir A, Tareen N, Pan D, Norris K, Martins D. The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among US adults: data from the NHANES III. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-97-101.
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19. Tareen N, Martins D, Zadshir A, Pan D, Norris KC. The impact of routine vitamin supplementation on serum levels of 25 (OH) D3 among the general adult population and patients with chronic kidney disease. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-102-6.
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20. Martins D, Norris K. Hypertension treatment in African Americans: physiology is less important than sociology. Cleve Clin J Med. 2004 Sep; 71(9):735-43.
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21. Tareen N, Zadshir A, Martins D, Nagami G, Levine B, Norris KC. Alterations in acid-base homeostasis with aging. J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 Jul; 96(7):921-5; quiz 925-6.
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22. Martins D, Tareen N, Nicholas SB, Jones L, Norris KC. Education, motivation and medication for African Americans: bringing hypertension guidelines to practice. Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(4):S2-38-41.
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23. Nicholas SB, Tareen N, Martins D, Norris KC. Calcium antagonists: a more expansive role in treating persons with reduced kidney function? Ethn Dis. 2004; 14(4):S2-42-5.
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24. Martins D, Tareen N, Pan D, Norris K. The relationship between body mass index and pulse pressure in older adults with isolated systolic hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2002 Jun; 15(6):538-43.
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Funding Opportunities

Click terms below for current NIH/NSF funding opportunities.
  • Hypertension

  • African Americans

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Humans

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Ani, Chizobam
Kermah, Dulcie
Ogunyemi, Omolola
Pan, Deyu
Tareen, Naureen
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Bazargan, Mohsen
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Teruya, Stacey

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