Jacob Martinez, MA, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinical Professor


  • SLHS 458/558/658 Clinical Studies: Speech-Language Pathology


Jacob (Jake) Martinez joined the clinical faculty at the University of Arizona in May 2022.  He received his BA in communication and journalism at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.  He served overseas and combat tours on active duty in the USAF from 1999-2006 and returned to earn his MA in communication disorders at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. He dedicated his career to treating adults with swallowing disorders and cognitive-communication disorders following traumatic brain injury and stroke.  He has worked in multiple medical settings to include acute care, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and acute rehab facilities.  His clinical areas of interest include treatment of patients with head and neck cancer and treatment of veterans experiencing cognitive-communication disorders from combat related head injuries.
Mr. Martinez has training and expertise in the completion of Modified Barium Swallow studies, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, and in the provision of dysphagia therapy services including the Ampcare Effective Swallow Protocol and myofascial release techniques for oropharyngeal dysphagia. He currently teaches, supervises graduate students, and provides clinical services at on-campus clinic within the department.