Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition
David Marquez is professor of kinesiology and nutrition and director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences.
Marquez is a nationally recognized expert on the important role of physical activity in achieving and maintaining mental and physical health. His research has focused on reducing health disparities and developing physical activity interventions for vulnerable populations. Marquez spends a majority of his time working with the Latino community, older adults and individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2016, Marquez was appointed to the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee to review scientific research and submit evidence-based recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for updates to the guidelines for all Americans.
Marquez is a fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Gerontological Society of America and the American College of Sports Medicine. He earned a doctoral degree and a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
- Community-based research
- Health disparities
- Health promotion
- Mental health
Areas of Expertise
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