Board of Directors

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., M.D., MPH, MBA, FAPA

Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., is executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at The University of Texas at Austin. The foundation’s grants and programs support mental health services, research, policy analysis, and public education projects in Texas. The Hogg Foundation is part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. Martinez holds an appointment of Senior Associate Vice-President within the division. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School, Clinical Professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work; Faculty Affiliate with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice in the School of Law, and Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

Martinez serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Preparedness and Response Board of Scientific Counselors and National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Health and Medicine Division’s Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity.  Martinez has a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health, an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration with a concentration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin. He was Chief Resident during his psychiatric training at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is an alumnus of The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School.