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David X. Marquez, PhD, FACSM
Minority Health Issues
Professor David Marquez joins the program to discuss Minority health issues. His research focuses on disparities in physical activity and disease/disability among Latinos. He is interested in using physical activity interventions towards the prevention of disability and the maintenance of cognitive functioning and quality of life in older Latino adults. Moreover, he is interested in the interaction between the individual and the physical/cultural environment for behavior change among underserved populations.
David X. Marquez was born and raised in Chicago and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago (1997) and his Masters (2000) and PhD degrees (2004) in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His area of specialization is in Exercise Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. From 2004-2007 he was an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology and Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently Chair of the Minority Health and Research Special Interest Group of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is an advisor in the Urban Allied Health Academy at UIC.
Melanie Cole, M.S.