Dr. Martens has two lines of Williams syndrome research. First, she uses neuroimaging to help understand how altered brain development is expressed in specific aspects of the WS cognitive and behavioral phenotype. Her second line of research is translational in nature, i.e. she is interested in conducting research that can be used to improve educational and behavioral outcomes for individuals with Williams syndrome. Dr. Martens facilitates a Support Group for families who have children with Williams syndrome and is the psychologist for the Williams Syndrome Clinic, which is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes specialists from Nisonger Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
2005 - PhD in Psychology, Emphasis in Neuropsychology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Doctoral Dissertation: Williams Syndrome: Links Between Brain, Cognition, and Behavior
1983 - EdS in School Psychology, University of Michigan
1983 - MA in Psychology, University of Michigan
1981 - BA in Psychology, Graceland University