Beth Marks, RN, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Disability and Human Development

Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN is a research associate professor in the UIC Department of Disability and Human Development and a Fellow of IHRP, where she collaborates on research within the Midwest Roybal Center. She is the past president of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities and co-directs the HealthMatters Program ( and research programs related to the empowerment and advancement of people with disabilities through health promotion initiatives and primary health care.

See the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences website to learn more about Dr. Marks.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

View some of her publications on PubMed.

Marks B, Sisirak J, Magallanes R, Krok K, Donohue-Chase D. Effectiveness of a HealthMessages Peer-to-Peer Program for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2019 Jun;57(3):242-258. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-57.3.242.

Heller T, Fisher D, Marks B, Hsieh K. Interventions to promote health: crossing networks of intellectual and developmental disabilities and aging. Disabil Health J. 2014 Jan;7(1 Suppl):S24-32. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.06.001.

Marks B, Sisirak J, Hsieh K. Health services, health promotion, and health literacy: report from the State of the Science in Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference. Disabil Health J. 2008 Jul;1(3):136-42. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.04.003.