Dr. Meg Martinez is a psychologist with a doctoral degree from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University.
After completing her undergraduate degree, Dr. Martinez worked as a research assistant at the Columbia University Eating Disorders Research Unit under the supervision of Drs. B. Timothy Walsh and Evelyn Attia. There she coordinated a large multi-site clinical trial of a medication for the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and assisted on the inpatient unit. She also collected data for a field trial validating the changes to diagnostic criteria for eating disorders implemented in DSM-5.
While in graduate school at Emory, Dr. Martinez’s research focused on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for disordered eating, with a particular focus on mindfulness-based “third wave” cognitive-behavioral interventions. She also served as a founding board member for the Atlanta chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
Prior to joining the leadership team at Veritas, Dr. Martinez completed a postdoctoral residency in health service psychology in the Emory University School of Medicine. In this capacity, she assessed and treated adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She is thrilled to be joining the team at Veritas and looks forward to providing state-of-the-art care to patients and families in the Atlanta area.