Dr. Marcus is a clinical health psychologist who has spent over 25 years conducting research on physical activity behavior and has published over 250 papers and book chapters as well as three books on this topic. She has developed a series of assessment instruments to measure psychosocial mediators of physical activity behavior and has also developed low-cost interventions to promote physical activity behavior in community, workplace, and primary care settings.
Principal Investigator. Promoting Physical Activity in Latinas Via Interactive Web-based Technology. National Cancer Institute #R01 CA159954. $2,173,220
Co-Investigator/Consortium Principal Investigator. Randomized Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight and Obese Pregnant Hispanic Women. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. R01DK097011-01. $602,875
Co-Investigator. Peer Empowerment Program for Physical Activity in Low Income & Minority Seniors (PEP4PA). National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. R01 HL125405-02. $3,908,781
Co-Investigator/Consortium Principal Investigator. Unidas por la Vita: A Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for High-Risk Latina Dyads. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. R01 DK101623-02. $206,063
Principal Investigator. Culturally and Linguistically Adapted Physical Activity Intervention for Latinas. National Institute of Nursing Research. R01 NR011295-05. $2,402,661.
Co-Investigator. Treatment of Obesity Targeting Appetite and Cue Reactivity. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. R01DK103554. $3,254,378
Co-Investigator. Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS): Bladder Health Clinical Center UC San Diego. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. U01 DK106827. $2,482,819
Co-Investigator. Effect of Treatment Dose on Childhood Obesity. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. R01 DK108686. $448,074
Co-Investigator. Parent training program to improve outcomes in childhood obesity treatment. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. R01 DK106157. $446,320
Co-Investigator/Consortium Principal Investigator. Increasing Physical Activity in Latino Men through Tailoring: Hombres Saludables. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. R34 HL128067. $25,566
President’s Lecture, 2015 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2015
American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award, 2015
Editor’s Choice Award for Best Paper of the Year, American Journal of Public Health, 2015
UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award, UC San Diego, 2013
“Women Who Mean Business” Award, San Diego Business Journal, 2012
Faculty Mentoring Award, Center for Excellence in Women's Health, Brown University, 2008
Lifetime Member, Manchester Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry, 2006
Faculty Mentoring Award, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, 2004
Active Living by Design Person of the Year, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2004
-- Using Theory and Technology to Promote Physical Activity to Promote Physical Activity Adoption and Maintenance. Keynote Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Summit, San Diego, CA, April 2017.
-- Academic Options and Professional Contacts Session. National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), San Diego, CA, March 2016.
-- Encouraging Latino Men to Exercise Using Text Messaging. Media Appearance at KUSI News, San Diego, CA, January 2016.
-- Overview of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Adults. NIH Workshop: Behavioral and Psychological Phenotyping to Understand Differences in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Affecting Weight Management, Bethesda, MD, December 2015.
-- History and Current Status of Physical Activity Research in Latino Communities. Tutorial Lecture Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, May 2015.
-- Reaching the “Hard to Reach”: Integrating Theory and Technology to Promote Physical Activity in Underserved Populations. President’s Lecture Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA, May 2015.
-- Exercise Interventions for Smoking Cessation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL, May 2014.
-- STEMM Panel: Leaning In and Managing Pushback. Invited Panel Presentation at the 6th Annual UC San Diego Women’s Conference, “(Re)Defining the UC San Diego Woman: Be the Change You Want to See." UC San Diego, San Diego, CA, May 2014.
-- The challenges of study design, implementation, and data collection for physical activity in urban Latino neighborhoods in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, and
Brazil. Presented at the Annual Conference of Active Living Research, San Diego, CA, March 2014.
-- Using technology to increase physical activity in underserved populations. Symposium paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, May 2013.
-- Increasing Physical Activity: Predictors and Effective Interventions. Presented at NIH Office of Disease Prevention: Physical Activity and Disease Prevention Workshop, Bethesda, Maryland, December 2012.
-- Non Face-to-Face Approaches to the Promotion of Physical Activity. Presented at the CDC Physical Activity and Public Health Course, Park City, Utah, September 2012.
-- Promoting Physical Activity: Challenges and Opportunities. Keynote Address at the San Diego Epidemiology Research Exchange, San Diego, California, April 2012.
|Borrelli, Belinda||Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Gans, Kim||Adjunct Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|Papandonatos, George||Professor of Biostatistics (Research)|
National Advisory Panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Research Center at the University of South Carolina
Invited Member, Coordinating Committee for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Physical Activity and Public Health Course
Invited Member, National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
Invited Member, Diversity Committee for the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
Core Faculty, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Chair, Physical Activity and Behavior Change Writing Group, American Heart Association
Member, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy
Member, American Psychological Association
Division 35, Psychology of Women
Division 38, Health Psychology
Division 47, Exercise and Sport Psychology
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, American College of Sports Medicine
Member, American Heart Association
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Invited Member, Exercise is Medicine Science Committee, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Editorial Board, Journal of Mental Health and Physical Activity
Editorial Board, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Course Developer and Instructor, Physical Activity and Public Health: Local, National and Global (FPMU 87), UC San Diego
Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Biomedical Research (BILD40), UC San Diego
Guest Lecturer, Seminar in Preventive Medicine (PH700G), UC San Diego
Guest Lecturer, Physical Activity and Public Health Course, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, University of South Carolina
Guest Lecturer, Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Behavioral Medicine T32 Training Grant Seminar Series, UC San Diego
Sedentary Behavior, CVD and Cancer. Lecture for the Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Behavioral Medicine Seminar Series. Centers for Behavioral & Preventive Medicine, Brown University.
Masters in Public Health Small Group Leader, Department of Community Health, Brown University
Course Developer and Instructor: Physical Activity and Public Health (PHP2310), Department of Community Health, Brown University
Course Developer and Instructor: Environmental and Policy Influences on the Obesity Epidemic (PHP2320), Department of Community Health, Brown University.