David X. Marquez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

David X. Marquez 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.

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, 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 Sep-Oct;33(5):358-65. Epub 2012 May 15.

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 Jul-Aug;28(4):338-47.

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 May;42(5):486-92.

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 Sep;67(5):525-34. Epub 2012 Feb 9.

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 Dec;51(6):822-32. [See abstract.]

Marquez DX, Neighbors CJ, Bustamante EE. Leisure Time and Occupational Physical Activity among Racial/Ethnic Minorities. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010 Jun;42(6):1086-93.

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