David Xavier Marquez

    Email Address: marquezd@uic.edu
    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition
    Title: Professor
    Office: 1919 W. Taylor Phone: 312.996.1209
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/labs/epl/index.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Marquez' area of specialization is in Exercise Psychology/Behavioral Medicine. His research agenda focuses on health disparities in physical activity and disease/disability among Latinos.

    His research utilizes a social cognitive framework and includes study of the physical activity levels of Latinos and the physical, cultural, environmental, and psychological determinants and outcomes of physical activity of Latinos. He uses randomized controlled trials and community-based interventions towards the prevention of disability and the maintenance of cognitive functioning and quality of life in older Latino adults.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: Negotiable

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Hard working
    Bilingual English/Spanish
    Interest in health research

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Following training, responsibilities will include assisting with recruitment; data collection; data analysis; and presentations.

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