Suky Martinez is a native New Yorker and a first-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. He earned a BA in Psychology from the City University of New York-City College. After college, he completed a research internship at Columbia University-New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition, he worked as a Caseworker and Intake Coordinator at Harlem Children’s Zone. Before starting graduate school, he worked as a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research and clinical interests include addiction, health disparities, and trauma in underserved populations. He is interested in bridging the gap between basic neuroscience research, public health and clinical practice. His research aims are to develop personalized treatments and interventions in addiction for ethnic and racial minorities utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. He is currently working with Dr. Jermaine Jones to understand how genetics mediate substance abuse, specifically among opioids users.