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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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By appointment

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Beth Marks, PhD, RN, FAAN is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Past President of the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities. She co-directs the HealthMatters Program (HealthMattersProgram.org) and research programs related to the empowerment and advancement of people with disabilities through health promotion initiatives and primary health care. She has also published numerous articles and books related to health promotion, health advocacy, and primary health care including the 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. She also co-produced a documentary film entitled Open the Door, Get 'Em a Locker: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities (www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3WQtR7yUpI).

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PhD, Disability Studies, Primary Health Care, Occupational Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
MSN, Community Health, Occupational Health, University of Cincinnati, 1991