Jennifer A. Martinez is a fellow with the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.

She previously worked as a legal intern at the O’Neill Institute, with a focus on federal regulations surrounding medications for opioid use disorder and evidence-based public policy strategies for recovery. In her current position, Martinez will continue to expand and promote whole government policy approaches and examine inclusive, evidence-based workplace policies pertaining to addiction.

Martinez graduated from Elon University School of Law in 2023, where she served as editor-in-chief of volume 16 of the Elon Law Review. She also completed internships in the chambers of Judge Jeffery Carpenter of the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the summer of 2022 and with the Southern Environmental Law Center in the summer of 2023.

Martinez obtained a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Tulane University, a Ph.D. in Immunology from Duke University, and a J.D. from Elon University School of Law.

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