Martinez Lab

Location and Contact Information

Martinez Lab
1051 Riverside Drive, Suite 5100
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY 10032
United States

Principal Investigator

Please contact us about any of our studies:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Alcohol Use Disorder

This study uses TMS, alcohol lab sessions, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the effects of TMS on choices to drink alcohol and neurotransmitters in the brain. We are seeking adults who have trouble with alcohol but are not looking for treatment to participate in a 4-week long inpatient study. A description of this study can be found here:

Please contact us at (646) 774-7774 or email

Ketamine for Tinnitus

Our lab is conducting a study investigating the effect of ketamine for tinnitus, which is ‘ringing in the ears’ in the absence of ambient sound. Tinnitus often occurs with hearing loss, and it is fairly common. Unfortunately, it is difficult to treat, and there are few options. Our study uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging to assess the effect of ketamine, which is known to treat depression, for tinnitus. A description of this study can be found here:

Please contact us at (646) 774-7654 or email

Transcranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

This study investigates a form of brain stimulation for chronic pain. It requires an inpatient stay on our research unit of about a month. The study is designed to address the cognitive and emotional aspects of chronic pain and other conditions that often accompany this disorder, such as major depression or drug use.

Please contact us at (646) 774-7774

or email

Drugs, Mental Health, and the Brain

Dr. Martinez gives a seminar to middle and high school parents, counselors, and educators on how science can be used to address drug use. The goal is to increase awareness on the risks of drugs, including accidents and overdose, and how to improve safety. She also discusses the role of mental illness and self-medication on problematic drug use and the development of addiction. There is no fee for this seminar. Parent groups, counselors, and educators can contact her at with any questions.

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