Martina Jelley, MD, MSPH, FACP
Dr. Jelley is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Julian Rothbaum Chair in Community Health Research at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. Dr. Jelley’s interests include intimate partner violence (IPV) and adverse childhood experiences, focusing on the adult health effects of these problems. Her interest in violence began early in her career as she was seeing many female patients who were suffering due to current or past abuse and wanted to learn how to help these patients and teach medical students and residents about the issues. Due to Dr. Jelley’s efforts, every medical student graduating from the OU Tulsa campus receives training in dealing with victims of violence, learning about intimate partner violence, screening techniques, and referral options. Dr. Jelley is working with a multidisciplinary team at OU, using simulation to help trainees in several health programs improve their skills in counseling adult patients with childhood trauma histories. She has also been involved in educating health professionals in northeastern Oklahoma through her work in the Screen to Save project that does workshops on IPV for physicians, nurses, medical students, nursing students and other health professionals. In 2008, Dr. Jelley was awarded a Governor’s Commendation for Victim Services. She has been an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Physicians Against Violence interest group, participating in several national workshops to train internists. Dr. Jelley is a member of the Oklahoma State Medical Association on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and served as chair from 2011-2013.