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Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health


Founded in 1988, the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI) is one of the first 40-plus centers and institutes at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). For decades, MARTI has been a powerhouse organized around a consortium of academic and professional experts in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and related mental health issues. 

Since 2012, the institute’s new director, associate director, and research associates have expanded the institute’s early focus to include new initiatives—among them, alcohol and drug research, veterans’ reintegration, family and mental health issues, training conferences for health professionals and educators, and community outreach.

MARTI’s many contributions to both scientific and service communities is recognized by government and private funders as evidenced by the continuing and increasing levels of grants and contracts awarded. More important, the institute’s long and consistent track record in the community continues, and its credibility and high regard among various constituencies remains resilient.

Health Disparities in Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
This workshop will review scientific goals for research on disparities in problems related to use and misuse of alcohol and other substances, provide frameworks for research and prevention, and demonstrate means to address identified challenges.
Speaker Series on Health and Disadvantaged Communities
The MARTI Speaker Series on Health and Disadvantaged Communities highlights the work of researchers, health care providers, and community health specialists who are addressing health disparities in disadvantaged populations and their communities in the United States and abroad. This series of presentations is designed to interest and inform faculty and students about the differences in health care among populations and the many barriers that some groups face in obtaining health care.
Mujeres Latinas en Busca de Salud
Esta página web tiene como propósito ofrecer información acerca de diferentes temas relacionados con la salud y que afectan las vidas de las mujeres latinas en este país. La información que se brinda al público es muy variada, entre los temas a tratar incluyen  enfermedades como la diabetes, asma, depresión, el cáncer de mama, la osteoporosis, entre otras. También se ofrece información acerca de la violencia doméstica, la salud sexual, las vacunas, y medidas de protección y derechos en el trabajo. Este proyecto de web es parte de una campaña para mejorar la salud de las mujeres latinas en este país, que comúnmente carecen de recursos para  satisfacer sus necesidades en términos de salud. For the English translation, please see the Mujeres Latinas en Busca de Salud web page. 
Health Internships
Internships offer students a plethora of advantages that not only impact their academics, but also personal and future goals. There are many opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives and gain real world experiences in various health-related fields.
Summer School Conference
If you want to know more about helping children of all ages and especially high-risk youth, MARTI’s annual Summer School is for you. The next MARTI Summer School will be held the week of June 22 through 26, 2015 in Indiana, Pa. Details for the conference are currently being worked on. Get a brochure by sending your name, mailing address, and e-mail to Crystal Deemer at
CALSA Program
Caring about Latino Student Achievement (CALSA) is a faculty-student developed program aimed at retaining Latino and other minority students at IUP and preparing them for graduate or professional studies.
  • Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health
  • Stright Hall, Room 107E
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4405
  • Fax: 724-357-3944
  • MARTI Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Send general office e-mail to: