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Beth Marks

Research Associate Professor, Disability and Human Development

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1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 736 DHSP

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Beth is a research associate professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, associate director for research in the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, and immediate past president of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities. Beth directs research programs on empowerment and advancement of persons with disabilities. She has published numerous articles and books related to health promotion, health advocacy, and primary health care for people with disabilities. She recently co-produced with Bronwynne Evans, RN, PhD, FAAN a film entitled “Open the Door, Get 'Em a Locker: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities.” She has also authored two books published entitled Health Matters: The Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for People with Developmental Disabilities and Health Matters for People with Developmental Disabilities: Creating a Sustainable Health Promotion Program.



PhD, Disability Studies, Primary Health Care, Occupational Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996