Connor D. Martz, headshot
Connor D. Martz, M.S.
Ph.D. Student, HDFS

Phone : 334-844-3285


M.S. Auburn Univeristy, Human Development and Family Science , 2018
B.S. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Community and Nonprofit Leadership, Global and Public Health, 2016

Research interests
• Health equity
• Human development
• Population health
• Social epidemiology
Martz CD, Allen AM, Fuller-Rowell TE, Spears EC, Chung K, Hunter EA, Lim SS, Drenkard C, Chae DH. (2019). Vicarious racism stress, racial discrimination, and disease activity: the Black Women’s Experience Living with Lupus (BeWELL) Study. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. [E-pub ahead of print].

Chae DH, Martz CD, Fuller-Rowell TE, Spears EC, Smith TTG, Hunter EA, Drenkard C, & Lim SS. (2019). Racial discrimination, disease activity, and damage: the Black Women’s Experiences Living with Lupus (BeWELL) Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 188(8), 1434-1443.

Chae, DH, Clouston, S, Martz, CD, Hatzenbuehler, ML, Cooper, HL, Turpin, R, ... & Kramer, MR. (2018). Area racism and birth outcomes among Blacks in the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 199, 49-55.

Research projects
Biopsychosocial mechanisms of lupus progression in African American women

Outstanding Master’s Student Award (2019), Auburn University
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31)

Fun Facts
Favorite books?
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Cooking, eating, traveling

What has surprised you about being a graduate student?
As you progress with your degree, you come to realize that the more you know, the more you know you don’t know.