Jonatan Martinez has worked with the Center as a Healthy Homes Research assistant since July 2015. He was brought onto the team to manage the Southwest Green and Healthy Homes Initiative pilot program. This program is assisting families target and resolve health home hazards in Detroit's Southwest neighborhood. He has strong ties with Southwest which was the place he first called home when he arrived to Detroit at the age of 6.
Jonatan graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Zoology and a specialization in Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Developmental Biology in December 2014. Prior to working at the Center, Jonatan worked as a Research Assistant at Michigan State University studying evolution of spatial cognition.