David X. Marquez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

David X. Marquez specializes in exercise psychology and behavioral medicine. He currently chairs the Minority Health and Research Special Interest Group of the American College of Sports Medicine and is an advisor in the Urban Allied Health Academy at UIC.

Dr. Marquez obtained his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Loyola University Chicago (1997) and his master's (2000) and doctoral (2004) degrees in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2004 to 2007, he was an assistant professor in the Departments of Kinesiology and Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Research Interests

Dr. Marquez’ 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 function and quality of life in older Latino adults. Moreover, he is interested in the interaction between the physical/cultural environment and behavior among underserved populations.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Marquez DX, Wilbur J, Hughes S, Berbaum ML, Wilson R, Buchner DM, McAuley E. B.A.I.L.A. - A Latin dance randomized controlled trial for older Spanish-speaking Latinos: Rationale, design, and methods. Contemp Clin Trials. 2014 Jul;38(2):397-408. [See abstract.]

Marquez DX, Aguiñaga S, Campa J, Pinsker EC, Bustamante EE, Hernandez R. A qualitative exploration of factors associated with walking and physical activity in community-dwelling older Latino adults. J Appl Gerontol. 2014 May 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Carrion IV, Nedjat-Haiem FR, Marquez DX. Examining cultural factors that influence treatment decisions: a pilot study of Latino men with cancer. J Cancer Educ. 2013;28(4):729-737.

Rose ID, Friedman DB, Marquez DX, Fernandez K. What are older Latinos told about physical activity and cognition? A content analysis of a top-circulating magazine. J Aging Health. 2013;25(7):1143-58.

Hunter RH, Anderson LA, Belza B, Bodiford K, Hooker SP, Kochtitzky CS, Marquez DX, Satariano WA. Environments for healthy aging: linking prevention research and public health practice. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013 Apr 18;10:E55.

Staffileno BA, Tangney CC, Wilbur J, Marquez DX, Fogg L, Manning A, Bustamante EE, Morris MC. Dietary approaches to stop hypertension patterns in older latinos with or at risk for hypertension. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013;28(4):338-347.

Marquez DX, Bustamante EE, Kozey-Keadle S, Kraemer J, Carrion I. Physical activity and psychosocial and mental health of older caregivers and non-caregivers. Geriatr Nurs. 2012;33(5):358-365.

Haskell WL, Troiano RP, Hammond JA, Phillips MJ, Strader LC, Marquez DX, Grant SF, Ramos E. Physical activity and physical fitness: standardizing assessment with the PhenX Toolkit. Am J Prev Med. 2012;42(5):486-492.

Wilbur J, Marquez DX, Fogg L, Wilson RS, Staffileno BA, Hoyem RL, Morris MC, Bustamante EE, Manning AF. The relationship between physical activity and cognition in older Latinos. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2012;67(5):525-534.

Hughes SL, Leith KH, Marquez DX, Moni G, Nguyen HQ, Desai P, Jones DL. Physical activity and older adults: expert consensus for a new research agenda. Gerontologist. 2011;51(6):822-832. [See abstract.]

Marquez DX, Neighbors CJ, Bustamante EE. Leisure time and occupational physical activity among racial/ethnic minorities. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(6):1086-1093.

Ready RE, Marquez DX, Akerstedt A. Emotion in younger and older adults: retrospective and prospective associations with sleep and physical activity. Exp Aging Res. 2009 Jul-Sep;35(3):348-68.

Marquez DX, Bustamante EE, Blissmer BJ, Prohaska TR. Health promotion for successful aging. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2009;3(1):12-19.

Marquez DX, Bustamante EE, Bock BC, Markenson G, Tovar A, Chasan-Taber L. Perspectives of Latina and non-Latina white women on barriers and facilitators to exercise in pregnancy. Women Health. 2009 Sep;49(6):505-21.

Marquez DX, Bustamante EE, McAuley E, Roberts D. Active or sedentary? Objectively measured physical activity of Latinos and implications for intervention. J Phys Act Health. 2008;5:559-570.

Neighbors CJ, Marquez DX, Marcus BH. Leisure time physical activity disparities among Latino subgroups in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2008;98:1460-1464.

Torres MI, Marquez DX, Carbone ET, Stacciarini MRS, Foster J. Culturally responsive health promotion in Puerto Rican communities: A structuralist approach. Health Promot Pract. 2008;9:149-158.

Colcombe SJ, Erikson KI, Scalf PE, Kim JA, Wadhwa R, McAuley E, et al. Aerobic exercise training increases brain volume in aging humans. J Gerontol: Med Sci. 2006;61A:1166-1170.

Marquez DX, McAuley E. Gender and acculturation influences on physical activity in Latino adults. Ann Behav Med. 2006;31(2):138-144.

Marquez DX, McAuley E. Social cognitive correlates of leisure time physical activity among Latinos. J Behav Med. 2006;29(3):281-289.

Marquez DX, McAuley E, Overman N. Psychosocial correlates and outcomes of physical activity among Latinos: A review. Hisp J Behav Sci. 2004;26(2):195-229.

Honors and Awards

UIC 2009 Research Funds for Minority Faculty
IHRP Fellow